Is it morally and ethically okay to marry your cousin? This is a question that can only be answered by you. Perhaps you are considering tying the knot with your cousin. There are a few things you need to understand before doing so. One of the most important aspects is whether you and your partner are first cousins or not. Some states do not allow this type of union to be solidified through legal marriage.
States that allow first cousins to legally marry:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Carolina (Double cousin marriage is illegal.)
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
States that DO NOT sanctify the legal marriage of first cousins:
- New Hampshire
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
States that allow first cousins to marry under special circumstances:
Even though Oklahoma a does not currently support first cousins getting married, wedding ministers in Oklahoma City will be happy to legally marry any couples who are second cousins and beyond. Our ministers hold no judgment over those who wish to embark down this life path. In fact, we believe that first cousins should be allowed to marry one another, because scientific evidence has proven that there is a low risk of genetic mutations associated with any offspring produced by the couple.
Wedding officiants in OKC are here to help you and your cousin make your wedding day all that it is supposed to be. We could care less if you and your partner are blood-related cousins. Love shouldn’t come with restrictions in circumstances like these. We fully believe you cannot help who you fall in love with. Who are we to tell two grown adults of able body and mind whom they can and cannot marry? Wedding officiants in Oklahoma City do not agree with society putting rules and restrictions on loving couples who are in a deeply committed relationship.
What Can You Do?
The best thing you and your partner can do is seek out a marriage officiant in OKC that is known for being open-minded and tell him or her your story. Express to the minister that you are cousins and you wish to be married. Don’t leave any stone unturned. Chances are, your wedding minister in OKC will sympathize with your desire to be married and will do everything in his or her power to make your wedding day magical and filled with bliss.
Cousins that choose to get married, have an advantage over other couples in that they have known one another their whole lives. Married cousins have probably been best friends since they’ve been born. Wouldn’t it be great to be married to someone who knows you better than you know yourself? Wedding Ministers in OKC look forward to helping you and your cousin get married without a worry in the world.
Just think of the cute little cousin-babies you can knock up your spouse with! If you do not do it for one another, then just do it for your children. Keep your love in the family and marry your cousins today!