Question: Is it legal to marry your first cousin?
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It is legal to marry your first cousin in North Carolina. However, you cannot marry a double first cousin in North Carolina.
This question was answered by attorney Charles R. Ullman of the Charles R. Ullman & Associates
Yes, in the State of Florida you can marry your first cousin. Florida Statute §741.21 prohibits marriages between people related by lineal consanguinity (relation in a direct line such as between parent, child and grandparent). It also prohibits a man from marrying his sister, aunt or niece and it prohibits a woman from marrying her brother, uncle or nephew. There is no prohibition against marrying a cousin. Several famous people have married their cousins including Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Albert Einstein and Rudy Giuliani.
This question was also answered by the Law Offices of Brian M. Moskowitz