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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Clearing Up Consanguinity

Many people get confused about terms like "second cousins" and "once removed" when referring to close but not-so-close relations. Your parent's sibling's child is your first cousin. That person's child would be your first cousin, once removed. That person's child and your child would be second cousins.

Here's a helpful chart that can help explain it.



Source: http://www.sanantonio.gov/atty/ethics/ConsanguinityChart.htm

Remember, there's nothing wrong with experimenting with, dating, or even marrying a cousin. Consanguineous relationships and marriages are nothing new. There are some countries and a little over half of US states where the bigotry against marriage equality extends to preventing first cousins from marrying, but there are many places where marrying a first cousin is legal and common. I'm only aware of a few US states where sex between first cousins is technically illegal, so check the laws of your state if you are concerned. It should be searchable on your official state website.


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chart! I think many people need it.
    Personally i think its sad that we need a chart to tell us whether
    Someone can be together or not. Who needs a chart. If you love someone then love them. Period.

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  2. Imagine the day when you dont need a chart to figure out who you can love

    ReplyDelete
  3. Its not fullmarriageequality if you need a chart.

    ReplyDelete

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