According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, laws regarding cousin marriage in the United States mostly apply to marriage between first cousins, rendering marriage to a third cousin legal. Only 25 states prohibit first cousin marriage under any circumstances.Know More
The National Conference of State Legislatures states that Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin allow first cousins to marry, but only if at least one person in the union is incapable of reproducing or if either one or both of the couple is over a certain age. Maine allows first cousins to marry if a physician's certificate of genetic counseling is obtained. Marriage between first cousins is legal in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia.Learn more about Is This Illegal?
A U.S. citizen is allowed to marry an illegal alien. This does not grant the immigrant citizenship and does not protect the illegal person from deportation. It helps with expediting green card submission in some cases but still requires the illegal immigrant leave the country to do so.Full Answer >
Cockfighting is not legal in the United States, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It is illegal in all 50 of the states and is a felony offense in 40 states and the District of Columbia, as of 2015.Full Answer >
As of 2014, polygamy, the act of having multiple spouses at a time, is not legal anywhere in the United States. According to the New York Times, the Supreme Court approved of each state's right to restrict polygamy as a form of marriage in 1879.Full Answer >
Oregon, Montana, Vermont and Washington state have assisted suicide laws where some kind of physician-assisted suicide is legal in the United States, according to the Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization. Oregon's law went into effect in 1998, while Vermont's assisted-suicide law was the first such law passed by a legislature.Full Answer >