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?
Sugar gliders are not legal to own in California because the Department of Fish and Wildlife claims they pose a threat to native fish and wildlife, agriculture, and public health and safety. Many states have restrictions on exotic pets, such as sugar gliders, because they pose a threat in some way.Full Answer >
The legality of cousins marrying varies between states, with 25 prohibiting it outright. However, marriages between cousins that take place in states where such unions are legal are usually recognized in states where they are not legal.Full Answer >
U.S. citizens face penalties in the form of a 10-year prison sentence, $100,000 in corporate fines, $65,000 in civil fines and $25,000 in individual fines for importing Cuban cigars into the United States. Americans are also not allowed to smoke Cuban cigars on foreign lands.Full Answer >
In 2003, due to concerns about disease, the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control banned the keeping of African pouched rats as pets within the United States, according to Right Pet. In 2008, the ban on keeping the rats was lifted, but a ban on importing the rats is still in effect, as of 2014.Full Answer >