Map of USA

Click on a state below for actual marriage statues. CousinCouples.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the information available on the various state laws. This information is for entertainment purposes and does not constitute legal advice.


 

States that allow cousin marriages
States that prohibit cousin marriages
Alabama
Arkansas
Alaska
Delaware
Arizona *E1
Idaho
California
Iowa
Colorado
Kansas
Connecticut
Kentucky ¹
Florida
Louisiana
Georgia
Michigan
Hawaii
Minnesota ²
Illinois *E1
Mississippi
Indiana *E1 ¹
Missouri
Maine *E3
Montana
Maryland
Nebraska
Massachusetts
Nevada ¹
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
New York
Ohio ¹
North Carolina *E2
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Oregon
South Carolina
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
South Dakota
Texas
Washington ¹
Utah *E1
West Virginia
Vermont
Wyoming
Virginia
 
Wisconsin *E1 ¹
 
 

E1 
Permitted when couples will not bear children
E2 
Prohibits double first cousins only
E3 
Genetic counseling required prior to marriage
 ¹ Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin currently prohibit marriage between first cousins once removed.

² Exemption : some marriages are permitted by the established customs of aboriginal culture - see state law