Legally, you can date and be intimate with your first cousin, but if you are considering marriage, laws vary by state and country. S., some states legally forbid first cousins from marrying, some require genetic counseling before legal union can take place, and other states require proof that at least one potential spouse is infertile.
You can find out more about family law in your own state by contacting a legal services office, a law school that offers legal services to students and the public, or searching your state's homepage on the internet.
I always thought that theres not really anything wrong with it as long as its not 1st or 2nd cousins. Third cousins do not share the same DNA so it would not affect the children, Rudi Guiliani was married and had kids with his cousin, in a way I think its wrong, but then again, you cant help who you love either.
I can't find anything in the Bible about this subject, but we are taught that it is not right to date your family.
When brother and sister, or even blood first cousins have sex and produce a baby, there is a strong chance for birth defects. That's the real reason why it's just not a good idea.
Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?
She admitted to me that her mother and her are at odds because Sarah is in a relationship with her cousin.