Homosexuals and mutants

8 Aug

‎”i can’t wait until the US is just homosexuals and mutants.”

– Ryan Alvin Tang

I know you’re hoping and wishing that this isn’t true. But it is. According to CousinCouples, 26 states allow the marriage of first cousins. Granted, on the map above, Utah, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Maine allow marriages between cousins but “with exceptions.” You can see an interactive and more clear map here.

CousinCouples also provides the exception list. With the states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Utah and Wisconsin, cousin couples can marry as long as they do not have children. North Carolina allows it as long as you are not double first cousins. Double first cousins share both sets of grandparents in common meaning when two siblings of one family reproduce with two siblings of another family. Maine allows cousins to marry as long as they have genetic counselling prior to the marriage. Everybody else is free to breed with first cousins as much as they like.

My main point is questioning all the fuss about how gay marriage is “worse” than marrying your cousins. It’s funny the things these arguments share actually. There are movements to ban kissing cousins, the website has Christian arguments to defend their point. It sounds all too familiar with the argument against gay marriage. I’m just wondering how letting cousins marry is helping out with the whole sanctity argument.

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One Response to “Homosexuals and mutants”

  1. ryan alvin tang August 8, 2010 at 9:36 PM #

    If you can make your cousin scream “Oh God!”, regardless of context, you’re doin’ the Lord’s work.

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