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W e've all been single and wondered if we'd ever find someone. Hands up who thought about dating their cousin? In the UK it is legal to marry your cousin; in parts of West Africa there's a saying, "Cousins are made for cousins"; but in America it is banned or restricted in 31 states.
Restrictions include genetic counselling or that couples are past the age of reproduction. I've never lusted after my cousins, and I'm confident the feeling is mutual.
My cousins are people I've known from childhood; I've been bathed with them and we've accompanied each other to weddings and funerals. Not as close as a brother, but close enough, thanks. The actor Greta Scacchi encountered small-minded attitudes similar to mine when she married her first cousin Carlo Mantegazza. I was really upset at all the fuss, but I came through it — we both did — and we are very happy. He told the Sunday Times, "If you have with your cousin, the likelihood is there'll be a genetic problem. Supporters of marriage between cousins or just people who care about truth cried foul and cited findings from a panel published in the Journal of Genetic Counselling based on studies of thousands of births over 35 years showing risks of between 1.
Martin Ottenheimer, an American anthropologist, has long argued against the US ban on cousin marriages. But if that closeness is decided on the basis of wrongly interpreted genetics, then it is not justified. To say they shouldn't marry if they fall in love is unfair. But as cousincouples. Relationships Relationships. It really is OK to fancy your cousin. Yet marriage between cousins is still fraught with controversy.
Dr Luisa Dillner. Topics Relationships Relationships features.
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It really is OK to fancy your cousin