Marrying Your Cousin? OK in 21 States. Gay Marriage? Not So Much

Written by scott on January 2nd, 2010

One of the big arguments that those who are against gay marriage like to make it that marriage is about procreation. Another argument is that it will lead to incest, pedophilia and a bunch of other undeseriable things. None of which are true.

The interesting thing is that while only five states currently allow gay marriage, twenty one states allow marriage between first cousins — no questions asked — and an additional six states allow it under certain circumstances.

For the states that only allow marriage between first cousins under certain circumstances, one of those conditions is often that the couple is already unable to reproduce. There goes the procreation argument!

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