My sister is dating our 2nd cousin,We were never close to that side of family so we never really knew him.They r both grown adults.They're getting serious and getting alott of heat from the family..Answer Question
Answer by Ctink8189 at 10:10 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:12 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:14 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
My husband once found out that he had dated his 5th cousin. He was really glad that he didn't do anything with her. As far as the Bible goes, you won't find anything in there because back then it was very common to marry a blood relative (ex. Cain married his sister). However, back then there wasn't any consequences such as birth defects. As time went on and the population grew, there was no longer a need to marry a close relative. As you said though, they are adults and if they choose to get married then there are 16 states that allow it. I would warn them to get a genetics test done before considering having kids though.
Answer by JeremysMom at 10:16 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:23 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 10:27 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:41 AM on Nov. 27, 2010
First cousin unions are legal in some countries but it is too close for my comfort. However the blood line between second cousins is fairly diluted so I don't think it would matter much (genetically speaking).
Answer by beeky at 12:26 PM on Nov. 27, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:11 PM on Nov. 27, 2010