Is it illegal to marry your first cousin in Australia?
But under Australian law, you are allowed to marry a cousin, niece or nephew and even an aunt or uncle. Because if you and your cousin both have a defective gene, your kid will most likely get it.
Is marrying your 2nd cousin legal?
In the United States, second cousins are legally allowed to marry in every state. However, marriage between first cousins is legal in only about half of the American states.
Can you date your cousin in Australia?
Although it may not be palatable for some, did you know it is legal to marry your first cousin in many states in Australia? "According to the Marriage Act of 1961 [cousins] can marry," Genealogy SA's Beryl Schahinger told ABC Radio Adelaide's Afternoons program.
Is it illegal to marry your sibling in Australia?
Under Australian law it's illegal for a man to marry his grandmother, mother, sister or half-sister, daughter or granddaughter. A woman also can't marry her grandfather, father, brother or half-brother, son or grandson.