i was in my second cousins wedding, and i see him all the time. "its not like your brother or sister" would you date your 1st cousin? However scientifically speaking, second cousin is far enough removed genetically not to spawn any genetically recessive offspring.. I was with them when they went to get their marriage license, however I do not agree with this it was their decision. your parents know them as family so why in the hell wouldnt they be counted as family. They were asked if they were kin and they said yes, their dads are half brothers.They say the word “cousin” isn’t listed in the prohibitions in Leviticus therefore, it’s okay to do it.They also reason that “close relative” MAY mean first cousin but second cousins and beyond is okay.Now I’ve got all that sorted out, and we have great chemistry. Many say it’s “weird,” while others tell me to go for it. I’d rather not contribute to any negative stereotypes. I know it’s legally allowed, but is it socially acceptable?Thank you, Michael Answer: Michael, We have often wondered the very same thing, or very nearly the same thing. ) Apparently, according to this related article, a little over 10 percent of all marriages in the world are between second cousins or closer.Today, only six states allow marriage between first cousins, but bans on marrying one’s cousin only just started popping up in the last century. Giuliani thought Regina Peruggi was a third cousin, but he later discovered she was his second. The former governor of New York famous for being unmerciful on criminals married his second cousin, unbeknownst to him.
As we all know, society is both 1) the tie that binds and nourishes our common humanity; and 2) the bullies that made my prepubescent stature and my early aptitudes for all things academic take the long way around the back of the middle school between classes, just so “society” wouldn’t get any ideas in the halls and single me out for a beating.After doing a little research, we are surprised to find that, in about half of the U. Of course, your question does not concern the legality of your prospective union, but what society will say.Fact is, that’s why these kinds of things are regulated. I know somone who married what Ky considers their first cousin and both had same last name.I didn’t plan on writing on this subject but to my surprise, there is an alarming number of Christian sites that believe it’s okay to marry your cousin.president married his fifth cousin, once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt.