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Subject: Is 'Kissin' Cousins' ever OK?
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How far down the cousin chain (first, second, third, etc.) does it go before it is legal to marry a relative?
Posted:1/10/2008
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David , Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
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Category: General Diversity
Subject: Kissing Cousins
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In New Zealand it is legal for first cousins to marry - but not for second cousins.

Don't ask me about the logic for that but I always presumed it was due to genetic differentiation.

Posted:7/28/2008
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Paula C, Wellington, NA, New Zealand , 40 , Female , Christian , White/Caucasian , Straight , Over 4 Years of College , Upper middle class
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Subject: You can be 'Kissin' Cousins' in some states!
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States have different laws regarding this. In 21 states it is legal for first cousins to marry, and Florida is one of them. 25 states prohibit it, and several others have variable laws. I have not heard of any restrictions farther along the "cousins" chain.

Posted:5/14/2008
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Laura B, Jacksonville, FL, United States , 50 , Female , Episcopalian , White/Caucasian , IT , 2 Years of College , Middle class
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Subject: Is "Kissin' Cousins' every OK?
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For the biblical perspective, see Leviticus 18 & 20. Aunts and uncles, neices and nephews are a no-no, but cousins are okay.

Naomi
Posted:1/22/2010
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Naomi Ben-Ari, Jacksonville, FL, United States , 54 , Female , Jewish , White/Caucasian , Straight
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Subject: kissin cousins
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I've always thought a little friendly sex among cousins was ok as long as there was no pregnancy involved.

Posted:1/20/2010
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emory w, jacksonville, FL, United States
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