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Watching Judge Pirro and a question came up... Should cousins be allowed to marry? What do you think?

I think... no.


Asked by Tarrar at 2:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (15)
  • eh whatever allow them to marry or not if two people who are cousins want to have sex they will anyway. I personally dont want to marry my cousins but the royals used to do it back when bc they wanted everyone to be of royal blood in their family.

    Answer by Mel30248 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Franklin Roosevelt married his cousin Eleanor in order to keep the family money in the family

    Answer by momofone725 at 3:01 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • no! i don't care if your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th coisins etc. i think it is insest

    Answer by fun3oo at 3:01 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I think they meant 1st cousins. :)

    Comment by Tarrar (original poster) at 3:05 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • It's legal in my state. I can't imagine marrying one of my 1st cousins. Ew. But I don't think it's incest in the same sense that immediate family is, either socially or genetically.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:23 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Isn't there evidence of potential mental retardation by marrying cousins and having kids?

    Answer by emmyandlisa at 3:33 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I think cousins aren't that bad, although it could be because I read too much Jane Austen. Maybe I just read a study on it- apparently cousin genetic problems are uncommon and/or minor. I wouldn't recognise my only male (half-) cousin if I saw him, but I know I'm not married to him, so that's OK.

    Maybe if I'd been up knowing my cousins, I'd be grossed out, but for me it's purely academic, since I don't know them and can't imagine what it would be like.

    Answer by Tracys2 at 3:48 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Cue the banjo music!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:38 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Ewww no way!!!! there are enough people on this earth that a person doesnt have to marry a cousin.incest is just not right.

    Answer by MizzMejia at 4:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Ummmm, I wouldn't but, if someone wants to, then I say go for it.

    Answer by Helen2004 at 5:27 PM on Jun. 27, 2011