In USA it’s outlaw members of the same family to get married?

Question by Busíris de Bubástis: In USA it’s outlaw members of the same family to get married?
Also is it immoral?

(forgive me for any misspelling, I’m not native English speaker)

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Answer by Janella
marriage is regulated by the county, not the country.
it isn’t very smart to marry your sister.

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3 thoughts on “In USA it’s outlaw members of the same family to get married?”

  1. Here are the states that allow 1st cousins to marry:

    1. Alabama
    2. Alaska
    3. California
    4. Colorado
    5. Connecticut
    6. Florida
    7. Georgia
    8. Hawaii
    9. Maryland
    10. Massachusetts
    11. New Jersey
    12. New Mexico
    13. New York
    14. Rhode Island
    15. South Carolina
    16. Tennessee
    17. Texas
    18. Vermont
    19. Virginia

    States that allow 1st cousins to marry under special conditions:

    20. Arizona – First Cousin Marriage is allowed if they both are 50 years old or older, or if one of the partner is sterile

    21. Illinois – First Cousin Marriage is allowed if each of the couple is more than 65 years old, or if one of them is unable to reproduce.

    22. Maine – First Cousin Marriage is allowed if either partner present documented evidence that the couple has had genetic counseling.

    23. Wisconsin – First Cousin Marriage is allowed if the female is at least 55 years old or if one of them is sterile.
    In my opinion it is immoral but i’m not here to judge.

  2. Bob, you are completely wrong about Texas.

    I wonder if you are even correct about any of the other states.

    You should actually research the laws instead of making things up.

    In Texas it is illegal to marry a cousin, and is a third degree felony to have sexual relations with a cousin.

    Texas Family Code, Chapter 2
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.2.htm

    It is a Class-A Misdemeanor to falsely answer any of the questions on the marriage license application. You could spend up to a year in jail for a Class- A Misdemeanor.

    Note (6)(F) “a son or daughter of a parent’s brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption”
    That means a whole or half cousin OR an adopted cousin.

    Sec. 2.004. APPLICATION FORM. (a) The county clerk shall furnish the application form as prescribed by the bureau of vital statistics.

    (b) The application form must contain:

    (1) a heading entitled “Application for Marriage License, ____________ County, Texas”;

    (2) spaces for each applicant’s full name, including the woman’s maiden surname, address, social security number, if any, date of birth, and place of birth, including city, county, and state;

    (3) a space for indicating the document tendered by each applicant as proof of identity and age;

    (4) spaces for indicating whether each applicant has been divorced within the last 30 days;

    (5) printed boxes for each applicant to check “true” or “false” in response to the following statement: “I am not presently married and the other applicant is not presently married.”;

    (6) printed boxes for each applicant to check “true” or “false” in response to the following statement: “The other applicant is not related to me as:

    (A) an ancestor or descendant, by blood or adoption;

    (B) a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

    (C) a parent’s brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

    (D) a son or daughter of a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

    (E) a current or former stepchild or stepparent; or

    (F) a son or daughter of a parent’s brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption.”;

    (7) printed boxes for each applicant to check “true” or “false” in response to the following statement: “I am not presently delinquent in the payment of court-ordered child support.”;

    (8) a printed oath reading: “I SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT THE INFORMATION I HAVE GIVEN IN THIS APPLICATION IS CORRECT.”

    (d) An applicant commits an offense if the applicant knowingly provides false information under Subsection (b)(5) or (6). An offense under this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor.

    Texas Penal Code, Chapter 25
    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PE/htm/PE.25.htm

    Note section 25.02(6)
    (6) the son or daughter of the actor’s aunt or uncle of the whole or half blood or by adoption

    Again, this would be a cousin.

    Sec. 25.02. PROHIBITED SEXUAL CONDUCT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with another person the actor knows to be, without regard to legitimacy:

    (1) the actor’s ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption;

    (2) the actor’s current or former stepchild or stepparent;

    (3) the actor’s parent’s brother or sister of the whole or half blood;

    (4) the actor’s brother or sister of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

    (5) the children of the actor’s brother or sister of the whole or half blood or by adoption; or

    (6) the son or daughter of the actor’s aunt or uncle of the whole or half blood or by adoption.

    (b) For purposes of this section:

    (1) “Deviate sexual intercourse” means any contact between the genitals of one person and the mouth or anus of another person with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.

    (2) “Sexual intercourse” means any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.

    (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree, unless the offense is committed under Subsection (a)(1), in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.

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