Posted by Cassia on May 19, 1997 at 15:55:26:
In reply to Cousins marrying--when did it become taboo? posted by Barbara on April 26, 1997 at 17:13:53
Cousin marrying in the US was stopped so that people wouldn't accumulate the same type large land holdings that contolled Britain until this century. Morally I think it began to be looked down on once genetic theory began to to be well known. Although in some parts of Europe marry your first cousin was always looked down on.
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