Is it legal to marry your cousin in Virginia?

Is it legal to marry your cousin in Virginia?

You cannot legally marry a relative closer to you than a cousin, even if the relationship is by half-blood. And Virginia law does not prohibit cousins from marrying. If you have been married before, you must first obtain a valid divorce in the previous marriage to marry again.

What states allow you to marry your first cousin?

According to the NCSL, cousin marriage is legal in: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (in North Carolina, first-cousin marriage is legal, but double-cousin marriage is prohibited),

Can you legally marry your 1st cousin?

As you'll see, many states allow first cousin marriages only if there will be no offspring from those marriages. Others allow cousin marriages only in special circumstances. An adoptive cousin or a half-cousin may be allowed to marry. California: First cousins, yes.