Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

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The AP has an article about marriage between cousins (I realize that I should say "Kissin' Counsins" here, but it's too obvious for even me), and how some folks, who married their cousins, are trying to remove the stigma attached to such connubial unions (now, "connubial cousins" might work). Although a 2002 study showed that first cousins could have children together and not face serious danger of birth defects (and 26 states allow such marriages), it still creeps a lot of people out.

Why does it creep some people out?