Dating your cousins cousins is that wrong
The group is people who are married to their cousins.These people note that 20 percent of marriages around the world are between first cousins, that Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their first cousins, and that first-cousin marriage, while prohibited in half the United States, is legal in Canada and throughout Europe.The site argues that "sexual relations between consenting adults [are] no one's business but their own." Aunt Kate, the site's advice columnist, tells a reader who's shacking up with her half brother that "if you are consenting adults there is no prohibition on simply enjoying your relationship." The site's "Statement of Principles" touts the "special intimacy" of romance between cousins: "The love and chemistry of cousins is typically astronomical as compared with other couples.
And if procreation between first cousins is too dangerous, why stop there? Why not test everybody for bad genes, ban marriage between carriers, and let cousins without bad genes marry each other?
In the , and other publications, the authors declare that laws against cousin marriage are baseless. It isn't that hard to imagine: Boy meets girl, girl's sister likes boy's family, girl's sister gets interested in boy's brother, both couples end up getting married.
According to headlines and TV reports, "science" has proved that cousin marriages are "OK." No, it hasn't. The first couple produces me; the second couple produces you.
Advocates of cousin marriage say they're against sex between siblings, but they can't explain why.
Cousincouples.com, the Web site to which the NSGC study refers couples for support services, wants to keep Big Brother out of the bedroom.
One doctor calculated from the study's findings that "almost 10,000 children will be stillborn or born with birth defects this year in the United States from first-cousin marriages.