Really, if it’s truly rationally considered, neither one is a problem anywhere near the degree that people fear. From what I understand, first cousins aren’t as problematic as it was once thought to be. There is a slight risk, but nothing like direct relationship (siblings, parent/child). Genetically, first cousins reproducing is at worst only slightly worse than strangers marrying.
I pray everyday for a better world for us to live in. People are always saying “we are living in the last days”. It has always come to my attention that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because of people callous ways. The more I see people, the more I see a person proudly proclaiming they have come out of the closet or they announce their sexual preference, and then feel rejected by society and/or loved ones. Do you see what’s happening here? I’m afraid people don’t understand incest or what being born with a different gender inside but the outside took on the opposite effect,….. otherwise people are behaving badly, and bringing upon us the last days and times.
Not legal in NJ yet. There’s a race against the clock as the dem-controlled legislature tries to have votes in the lame duck session. If it passes, outgoing governor Corzine (D) will sign it into law. Incoming governor Christie (R) said he will veto it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/05/gay-marriage-new-jersey-t_n_412194.html
Kind of surprised that my New Hampshire has come so far in such a short period of time. We still have a lot of wing nuts, but common sense liberalism—while remaining economically ‘conservative’—has prevailed recently. The state had been monopolized by some zany conservatives for a long time, even going so far as not making MLK Jr. day a holiday (because of a regurgitated smear campaign branding him a communist by the always evil Union Leader publisher Nackey Loeb). And Daniel, although what you say is factually correct, it doesn’t make it any more ethically or morally correct.