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Is it legal to marry your first cousin?

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2011-03-13 16:15:37
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That depends on the country or state that you are in. In many places it is acceptable, in others there are rules associated with it (past child bearing age). State laws in the United States vary. See link provided below.

There is no law that prohibits marriage between first cousins in the UK.

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