Double First Cousins

I learned a new term today. “Double First Cousins”. From an officialistic-looking web page:

“Double first cousins occur when the couple is related through both parents. For instance, Jerry marries Sally and Jerry’s sister marries Sally’s brother. Their children are double first cousins.”

In the State of NC, double first cousins are not allowed to marry. But (regular?) first cousins are free to get hitched.

Eww.

2 Responses to “Double First Cousins”

  1. Chris says:

    If you look at NY it allows cousin marriage without any restriction on double cousins [http://www.weddingvendors.com/marriage-license-laws/united-states/new-york/] Same for SC for that matter.
    Double Eww.

    I don’t put a whole lot of stock in this aggregator website and would recommend looking at each states actual laws before you pop the question to your cousin. Also will help with checking on age of majority…

  2. Pitt says:

    Yeah I saw both SC and NY (and Cali, for that matter) allow kissin’ cousins. Although, it makes you wonder about the states that OUTLAW cousin marriages- Lousianna, Arkansas, and Kentucky, for example…like those states specifically NEEDED a law to stop the practice. Like NC’s Double Cousin law (the only state in the U.S. with such a law, it appears)

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