The original ban on marriages between cousins maintained in the current Marriage Law as revised in 2001 (art. 7(1)). It remains in effect so that first cousins — as third degree relatives under the PRC Marriage Law — are still prohibited from marrying each other in China.
Can a cousin marry another cousin?
In some cultures, it can be looked down upon for cousins to marry cousins. In the United States, second cousins are legally allowed to marry in every state. However, marriage between first cousins is legal in only about half of the American states.
Can I marry my cousin in Hong Kong?
But legally, my parents are correct: in Hong Kong, you can marry a first cousin who has a different surname. (b) between a brother and sister (whether of the whole blood or the half-blood). Youre also not allowed to marry a child you have adopted (would you want to be another Woody Allen anyway?).
What countries allow cousin marriages?
In fact, in a number of countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Yemen and in the Palestinian Territories, paternal parallel cousin marriage is the preferred form of consanguineous marriage.