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Old 06-06-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Tongue in cheek humor, enjoy. The funny part about this is that it is true.
who would have thought that you couldn't marry your cousin in Arkansas?
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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Cousin marriage is common in Africa and in the Middle East. Generally speaking, there is nothing wrong with first cousin marriage. It it generational inbreeding that can lead to the ill effects of inbreeding.
A guy I know used to think that way until his second child came out with every single glitch possible (mostly genetically related).
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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I agree, I know people marry cousins worldwide, but I could never do that.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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who would have thought that you couldn't marry your cousin in Arkansas?
I know, right?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: North America
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Tongue in cheek humor, enjoy. The funny part about this is that it is true.

Why not, the British royalty marry their cousins all the time.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I agree, I know people marry cousins worldwide, but I could never do that.
I dunno, if I found out that I had a particuarly good looking cousin, I'd consider incest with no issue.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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incest is more about genetic issues to me than social stigma.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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So what happens to the marriage of a cousin couple if they move to a state that does not recognize their marriage?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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incest is more about genetic issues to me than social stigma.

That's only a problem when your family tree looks like this:

Too Much Information: The Curious Case of Carlos II


At some point, pedigrees for all humans collapse.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Tongue in cheek humor, enjoy. The funny part about this is that it is true.
Sorry, debunked.

Texas has law against 1st cousin marriage.

Your data is wrong.
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