Is it legal to marry your first cousin in Alabama?
First cousins are allowed to marry each other in Alabama. This is because Alabama recognizes common law marriages. A common law marriage is one where two persons has mental capacity to enter into a marriage, have an agreement to be married, and carries themselves out in public as a married couple.
Is it a sin to marry your cousin?
The laws of many countries regarding prohibited relationships do not necessarily follow the biblical prohibitions nor those of any particular church. The Bible does not, for example, forbid cousins from marrying, but it does prohibit sexual relations with several other close relatives.
What’s the closest relative you can marry?
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. All in all, marrying your cousin or half-sibling will largely depend on the laws where you live and personal and/or cultural beliefs.