Kissing Cousins?

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What do you think about cousins marrying?

  1. I think it's fine, and should be legal.

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  2. I think it's gross, but if people want to do it, more power to them.

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  3. It should be illegal. Plus, it's gross.

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  4. d00d 5stringJeff iz th@ h@x0rz!!!1

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    Just a topic that popped into my head yesterday. What do you guys think about cousins who fall in love/marry?
     
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    If they're far enough removed or didn't know, I guess it's not the worst thing. I still think "ew" and am reminded of all the sterotypes when I hear about it, though. Dr. Phil said it's ok, so I guess I should "get over it". :laugh:
     
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    I have no idea what the last option means, but I picked that. :D
     
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    Dare I ask WHY this was being pondered?
     
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    Depends on the distance between 'em and junk, I suppose.
     
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    Male/Female?
    Male/Male?
    Female/Female?
     
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    I picked fine/legal, depending on how far removed they are. Yeah... change mine to "I think it's gross, but more power to them."
     
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    The first, not the second, and the third only if Darin gets pics...
     
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    Just curious. I'm certainly not calling up any cousins of mine this weekend or anything.
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that children of first cousins who marry only increase their risk of birth defects by 3% (or right around there). Also, I think about half the states in the union allow first cousins to marry.

    I guess it's no big deal then.

    I would hope that there would be some genetic counseling before they choose to have children though.
     

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