A pair of first cousins from Utah traveled to Colorado on Monday to get legally married and at the moment are petitioning their residence state to vary its legislation limiting marriage between cousins, studies mentioned.

Angie Lee’s father and Michael Lee’s mom are siblings, however that familial bond has not stopped the primary cousins from deciding to be collectively, studies mentioned.

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“We mentioned OK that is loopy however we’re adults now, we’re single now, we’re simply going to go for it and who cares what our household thinks,” Angie advised Salt Lake Metropolis station KTVX-TV.

One other massive hurdle the couple needed to overcome was that marriage between first cousins is forbidden in Utah beneath most circumstances. It is just authorized for {couples} over 65 years outdated, or 55 in the event that they show they’re infertile, FOX31 Denver reported.

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If the couple have been to have youngsters, the prospect they’ll have a genetic dysfunction is Four to 7 % extra seemingly, in comparison with 3-Four % for non-related {couples}, KTVX reported, citing researchers at Columbia College.

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After getting married, Angie and Michael began a petition to collect help to vary Utah’s “antiquated” legislation, the station reported.

As for the couple’s resolution to wed, Michael advised the station they don’t have any regrets.

“Nobody I’ve ever been with will make me really feel as excellent as she does,” he mentioned. “Her being my cousin and a few of the responses is a small value to pay.”

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