Clearly, it doesn't take many generations before your family tree is a bit unwieldy.Case in point: Last year it was revealed that vice president Dick Cheney and presidential hopeful Barack Obama are eighth cousins.Before things go too far and we fall in love, is this acceptable in society?I have always thought first cousin was a no-no, second cousin was frowned upon, but after that it was cool. And no, I do not live in the south Look at map of the states.The term "removed" refers to the number of generations separating the cousins themselves.So your first cousin once removed is the child (or parent) of your first cousin.
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.Often, you have to change your opinions on related issues in order to honor that principle, or you have to throw out the principle and change your mind about the original question. You can't appeal to the Bible; in the Bible, God commands marriages between first cousins.Instead, advocates of laws against cousin marriage appeal to science. 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 the next 2 layers, I'm pretty sure 3rd cousins are fine.