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Is it legal to marry your second cousin in Canada?

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09/13/2011

As I have done no real research myself I cannot say for certain whether this information is accurate but many people commented on questions similar to this on many other sites and the general concensus seems to be, other than from small-minded individuals and overly-religious persons, that it is legal in Canada to marry a second cousin. They also state, although I am a little skeptical, that there is no chance of birth defects when having children. I would strongly encourage that anyone planning to have children in this situation do their own research, talk to their doctors, and have blood work and DNA testing done.

Hope this answers some questions.

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