Answer: Yes and no, depends on which state.
Fun fact: 99% of all cousin marriage proposals are made by men.
Ok, not really a fact, we just made that up. But would anyone be surprised if this was the case?!
Below is a table that lists each state in the U.S. and whether or not it is legal.
|State||First cousin marriage allowed?|
|Arizona||Only if both parties are 65 or older, or one is infertile|
|District of Columbia||Yes|
|Indiana||Only if both parties are 65 or older|
|Maine||Proof of genetic counseling from a genetic counselor|
|Minnesota||Only certain types|
|North Carolina||Yes, except in the rare case of double first cousins|
|Wisconsin||Only if the woman is at least 55, or either is permanently sterile|
It is important to note that laws regarding marriage between cousins can change over time, so check the cousin marriage laws in your state before you try and tie the knot.