The group is people who are married to their cousins.
These people note that 20 percent of marriages around the world are between first cousins, that Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their first cousins, and that first-cousin marriage, while prohibited in half the United States, is legal in Canada and throughout Europe.
In some cases, because it promises "better treatment by in-laws" or because it keeps "goods and property within a family," says the study. Maybe we should worry more about whether people in these communities are free If cultural respect is your principle, how far do you carry it?
According to the study, some African, Asian, and Middle Eastern cultures prefer marriages "between an uncle and niece." Should we respect those cultures by permitting those marriages?
In the , and other publications, the authors declare that laws against cousin marriage are baseless. It isn't that hard to imagine: Boy meets girl, girl's sister likes boy's family, girl's sister gets interested in boy's brother, both couples end up getting married.
According to headlines and TV reports, "science" has proved that cousin marriages are "OK." No, it hasn't. The first couple produces me; the second couple produces you.
As Frame Game has argued before, topics such as sex with animals, dog-eating, and sex with cousins are never as simple as they're made out to be.To let cousins marry, they argue, is "to play Russian roulette with genetics." Many genetic diseases are caused by recessive genes.To get the disease, you have to get the bad gene from both parents.Many advocates of cousin marriage dismiss bans on the practice as racist.The authors of the NSGC study urge counselors to be "culturally respectful" of immigrant communities in which cousin marriage is "traditionally preferred." Why do these traditions promote cousin marriage?" By that logic, wouldn't sibling couples be even better?