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Cousin marriage was legal in all States before the Civil War. But by the 1880, thirteen states and territories had passed cousin marriage prohibitions.
 
And, this is how it stands now...
 
 
Alabama

Section 30-1-3
Issue of incestuous marriages not deemed illegitimate.
The issue of any incestuous marriage, before the same is annulled, shall not bedeemed illegitimate.

Section 13A-13-3
Incest.
(a) A person commits incest if he marries or engages in sexual intercourse witha person he knows to be, either legitimately or illegitimately:
(1) His ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or
(2) His brother or sister of the whole or half-blood or by adoption; or
(3) His stepchild or stepparent, while the marriage creating the relationshipexists; or
(4) His aunt, uncle, nephew or niece of the whole or half-blood.
(b) A person shall not be convicted of incest or of an attempt to commit incestupon the uncorroborated testimony of the person with whom the offense isalleged to have been committed.
(c) Incest is a Class C felony.
(Acts 1977, No. 607, p. 812, 7010.)

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/22063.htm

Alaska

AS 25.05.021. Prohibited Marriages.
Marriage is prohibited and void if performed when
(1) either party to the proposed marriage has a husband or wife living; or
(2) the parties to the proposed marriage are more closely related to each otherthan the fourth degree of consanguinity, whether of the whole or half blood,computed according to rules of the civil law.

Editors note: (first cousins are of thefourth degree thus Alaska does not prohibit 1st or more distant cousins from marrying)

http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title25/Chapter05.htm

Arizona

25-101. Void and prohibited marriages
A. Marriage between parents and children, including grandparents andgrandchildren of every degree, between brothers and sisters of the one-half aswell as the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews andbetween first cousins, is prohibited and void.
B. Notwithstanding subsection A, first cousins may marry if both are sixty-fiveyears of age or older or if one or both first cousins are under sixty-fiveyears of age, upon approval of any superior court judge in the state if proofhas been presented to the judge that one of the cousins is unable to reproduce.
C. Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited.

13-3608. Incest; classification
Persons who are eighteen or more years of age and are within the degrees ofconsanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to be incestuous andvoid, who knowingly intermarry with each other, or who knowingly commitfornication or adultery with each other are guilty of a class 4 felony.

http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/25/00101.htm&Title=25&DocType=ARS

Arkansas

§ 9-11-106. Incestuous marriages - Penalties for entering into orsolemnizing.

(a) All marriages between parents and children, including grandparents andgrandchildren of every degree, between brothers and sisters of the half as wellas the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces, and between aunts andnephews, and between first cousins are declared to be incestuous and absolutelyvoid. This section shall extend to illegitimate children and relations.

(b) Whoever contracts marriage in fact, contrary to the prohibitions ofsubsection (a) of this section, and whoever knowingly solemnizes the marriageshall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction be fined orimprisoned or both, at the discretion of the jury who shall pass on the case,or if the conviction shall be by confession, or on demurrer, then at thediscretion of the court.

5-26-202. Incest.

(a) A person commits incest if, being sixteen (16) years of age or older, hepurports to marry, has sexual intercourse with, or engages in deviate sexualactivity with a person he knows to be:

(1) An ancestor or a descendant; or
(2) A stepchild or adopted child; or
(4) An uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece; or
(5) A stepgrandchild or adopted grandchild.
(b) The relationships referred to in this section shall include bloodrelationship without regard to legitimacy.
(c) Incest is a Class C felony; however, incest is a Class A felony if thevictim is under sixteen (16) years of age and the perpetrator is overtwenty-one (21) years of age at the time of the offense.

 

California

FAMILY.CODE
SECTION 2200-2201

2200. Marriages between parents and children, ancestors and
descendants of every degree, and between brothers and sisters of the
half as well as the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces or
aunts and nephews, are incestuous, and void from the beginning,
whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=fam&codebody=&hits=20

Colorado

14-10-111. Declaration of invalidity. (1) The district court shall enter itsdecree declaring the
invalidity of a marriage entered into under the following circumstances:
[...]

(I) A marriage entered into prior to the dissolution of an earlier marriageof one of the parties;
(II) A marriage between an ancestor and a descendant or between a brother and asister, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood;
(III) A marriage between an uncle and a niece or between an aunt and a nephew,whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood, except as to marriagespermitted by the established customs of aboriginal cultures;

18-6-301. Incest. (1) Any person who knowingly marries, inflicts sexualpenetration or sexual intrusion on, or subjects to sexual contact, as definedin section 18-3-401, an ancestor or descendant, including a natural child,child by adoption, or stepchild twenty-one years of age or older, a brother orsister of the whole or half blood, or an uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of thewhole blood commits incest, which is a class 4 felony. For the purpose of thissection only, "descendant" includes a child by adoption and astepchild, but only if the person is not legally married to the child byadoption or the stepchild.
(2) When a person is convicted, pleads nolo contendere, or receives a deferredsentence for a violation of the provisions of this section and the victim is achild who is ten years of age or older and under eighteen years of age and thecourt knows the person is a current or former employee of a school district inthis state or holds a certificate or letter of authorization pursuant to theprovisions of article 60 of title 22, C.R.S., the court shall report such factto the department of education.

http://statute.intellinetusa.com/stat99/

Connecticut

Sec. 46b-21. (Formerly Sec. 46-1). Kindred who may not marry.

No man may marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, sister,aunt, niece, stepmother or stepdaughter, and no woman may marry her father,grandfather, son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, stepfather or stepson. Anymarriage within these degrees is void.
(1949 Rev., S. 7301; P.A. 78-230, S. 3, 54.)
History: P.A. 78-230 changed wording slightly and substituted "may"for "shall"; Sec. 46-1 transferred to Sec. 46b-21 in 1979.
See Sec. 53a-191 re incest.
Annotations to former section 46-1: Does not prohibit marriage with deceasedhusband's brother. 12 C. 94. "Sister" includes half sister forpurpose of incest prosecution. 132 C. 165. The marriage of a niece and heruncle in Italy,though valid there and contracted without intent to evade the law of thisstate, held not valid in this state. 148 C. 288. (One judge dissenting.)Relationship of niece-in-law and uncle-in-law held not within enumerated relationshipsfor crime of incest. 158 C. 461. Annotations to present section: Former sectionGeneral Statutes (Rev. 1949) S. 7301 cited. 182 C. 344, 347. Relationship ashalf-uncle and half-niece is void. 213 C. 637642, 644646, 649, 656.

http://www.cslnet.ctstateu.edu/statutes/index.htm

DC

§ 30-101. Marriages void ab initio - In general.

The following marriages are prohibited in the District of Columbia and shallbe absolutely void ab initio, without being so decreed, and their nullity maybe shown in any collateral proceedings, namely:
(1) The marriage of a man with his grandmother, grandfather's wife, wife'sgrandmother, father's sister, mother's sister, mother, stepmother, wife'smother, daughter, wife's daughter, son's wife, sister, son's daughter,daughter's daughter, son's son's wife, daughter's son's wife, wife's son'sdaughter, wife's daughter's daughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter;
(2) The marriage of a woman with her grandfather, grandmother's husband,husband's grandfather, father's brother, mother's brother, father, stepfather,husband's father, son, husband's son, daughter's husband, brother, son's son,daughter's son, son's daughter's husband, daughter's daughter's husband, husband'sson's son, husband's daughter's son, brother's son, sister's son;

INCEST
Section 22-1901. Definition and penalty.

§ 22-1901. Definition and penalty.
If any person in the District related to another person within and notincluding the fourth degree of consanguinity, computed according to the rulesof the Roman or civil law, shall marry or cohabit with or have sexualintercourse with such other so-related person, knowing him or her to be withinsaid degree of relationship, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty ofincest, and, on conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for notmore than 12 years.
http://www.lexislawpublishing.com/sdCGI-BIN/om_isapi.dll?clientID=2494&hitsperheading=on&infobase=dccode.NFO&record={130FB}&softpage=Document

Delaware

(a) A marriage is prohibited and void between a person and his or herancestor, descendant, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, first cousinor between persons of the same gender.

766. Incest; class A misdemeanor.
a) A person is guilty of incest if the person engages in sexual intercoursewith another person with whom the person has one of the followingrelationships:
A male and his child.
A male and his parent.
A male and his brother.
A male and his sister.
A male and his grandchild.
A male and his niece or nephew.
A male and his father's sister or brother.
A male and his mother's sister or brother.
A male and his father's wife.
A male and his wife's child.
A male and the child of his wife's son or daughter.
A female and her parent.
A female and her child.
A female and her brother.
A female and her sister.
A female and her grandchild.
A female and her niece or nephew.
A female and her father's sister or brother.
A female and her mother's sister or brother.
A female and her mother's husband.
A female and her husband's child.
A female and the child of her husband's son or daughter.

(b) The relationships referred to herein include blood relationships withoutregard to legitimacy and relationships by adoption.
Incest is a class A misdemeanor and is an offense within the originaljurisdiction of the Family Court.

Incest
(a) A person is guilty of incest when he marries a person whom he knows to berelated to him within any
of the degrees of kindred specified in section 46b-21. (b) Incest is a class Dfelony.

http://www.lexislawpublishing.com/sdCGI-BIN/om_isapi.dll?clientID=2491&hitsperheading=on&infobase=decode.NFO&record={122A5}&softpage=Document

Florida

741.21 Incestuous marriages prohibited.--A man may not marry any woman towhom he is related by lineal consanguinity, nor his sister, nor his aunt, norhis niece. A woman may not marry any man to whom she is related by linealconsanguinity, nor her brother, nor her uncle, nor her nephew.

826.04 Incest.--Whoever knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with aperson to whom he or she is related by lineal consanguinity, or a brother,sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, commits incest, which constitutes afelony of the third degree, punishable as provided in [...] "Sexualintercourse" is the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sexorgan, however slight; emission of semen is not required.

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/citizen/documents/statutes/StatuteBrowser99/index.cfm?Mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0741/titl0741.htm

Georgia

19-3-3 G *** CODESECTION *** 10/15/99

(a) Any person who marries a person to whom he knows he is related,
either by blood or by marriage, as follows:

(1) Father and daughter or stepdaughter;
(2) Mother and son or stepson;
(3) Brother and sister of the whole blood or the half blood;
(4) Grandparent and grandchild;
(5) Aunt and nephew; or
(6) Uncle and niece

shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more
than three years.

(b) Marriages declared to be unlawful under subsection (a) of this
Code section shall be void from their inception.

16-6-22. (a) A person commits the offense of incest when he engages insexual intercourse with a person to whom he knows he is related either by bloodor by marriage as follows: (1) Father and daughter or stepdaughter; (2) Motherand son or stepson; (3) Brother and sister of the whole blood or of the halfblood; (4) Grandparent and grandchild; (5) Aunt and nephew; or (6) Uncle andniece. (b) A person convicted of the offense of incest shall be punished byimprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years.

http://www.ganet.state.ga.us/services/ocode/ocgsearch.htm

Hawaii

572-1 Requisites of valid marriage contract. In order to make valid themarriage contract, which shall be only between a man and a woman, it shall benecessary that:
(1) The respective parties do not stand in relation to each other of ancestorand descendant of any degree whatsoever, brother and sister of the half as wellas to the whole blood, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, whether therelationship is the result of the issue of parents married or not married toeach other;
§707-741 Incest. (1) A person commits the offense of incest if the personcommits an act of sexual penetration with another who is within the degrees ofconsanguinity or affinity within which marriage is prohibited.
(2) Incest is a class C felony. [L 1972, c 9, pt of §1; am L 1987, c 176, §1

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/docs/docs.asp?press1=docs

Idaho

32-205. INCESTUOUS MARRIAGES. Marriagesbetween parents and children,
ancestors and descendants of every degree, and between brothers and sisters
of the half (1/2) as well as the whole blood, and between uncles and
nieces, or aunts and nephews, are incestuous, and void from the beginning,
whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate.

32-206. MARRIAGES BETWEEN FIRST COUSINS. Allmarriages between first
cousins are prohibited.

18-6602. INCEST. Persons being within thedegrees of consanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to beincestuous and void, who intermarry with each other, or who commit fornicationor adultery with each other, are punishable by imprisonment in the state prisonnot exceeding ten (10) years.

http://www3.state.id.us/idstat/TOC/32002KTOC.html

Illinois

Sec. 212. Prohibited Marriages. (a) Thefollowing marriages are prohibited: (1) a marriage entered into prior to thedissolution of an earlier marriage of one of the parties; (2) a marriagebetween an ancestor and a descendant or between a brother and a sister, whetherthe relationship is by the half or the whole blood or by adoption; (3) amarriage between an uncle and a niece or between an aunt and a nephew, whetherthe relationship is by the half or the whole blood; (4) a marriage betweencousins of the first degree; however, a marriage between first cousins is notprohibited if: (i) both parties are 50 years of age or older; or (ii) eitherparty, at the time of application for a marriage license, presents for filing withthe county clerk of the county in which the marriage is to be solemnized, acertificate signed by a licensed physician stating that the party to theproposed marriage is permanently and irreversibly sterile;

http://www.legis.state.il.us/ilcs/ch750/ch750act5articles/ch750act5artstoc.htm

Indiana

Sec. 2. Two (2) individuals may not marry eachother if the individuals are more closely related than second cousins. However,two (2) individuals may marry each other if the individuals are:
(1) first cousins; and
(2) both at least sixty-five (65) years of age.

http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/title31/ar11/

Iowa

595.19 Void marriages.
1. Marriages between the following persons who are related by blood are void:
a. Between a man and his father'ssister, mother's sister,daughter,sister, son'sdaughter, daughter'sdaughter,brother's daughter,or sister's daughter.
b. Between a woman and her father's brother, mother's brother, son,brother,son's son, daughter's son,brother's son, or sister's son.
c. Between first cousins.

http://web.legis.state.ia.us/Code.html

Kansas

23-102. Incestuous marriages void. All marriages between parents andchildren, including grandparents and grandchildren of any degree, betweenbrothers and sisters of the one half as well as the whole blood, and betweenuncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, and first cousins, are declared to beincestuous and absolutely void.
21-3602. Incest. Incest is marriage to or engaging in otherwise lawful sexualintercourse or sodomy, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3501 and amendments thereto,with a person who is 18 or more years of age and who is known to the offenderto be related to the offender as any of the following biological relatives:parent, child, grandparent of any degree, grandchild of any degree, brother,sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.

Incest is a severity level 10, person felony.

Aggravated incest. (a) Aggravated incest is: (1) Marriage to a person who isunder 18 years of age and who is known to the offender to be related to theoffender as any of the following biological, step or adoptive relatives: Child,grandchild of any degree, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle,aunt, nephew or niece; or
(2) engaging in: (A) Otherwise lawful sexual intercourse or sodomy as defined byK.S.A. 21-3501 and amendments thereto; or (B) any lewd fondling, as describedin subsection (a)(1) of K.S.A. 21-3503 and amendments thereto, with a personwho is 16 or more years of age but under 18 years of age and who is known tothe offender to be related to the offender as any of the following biological,step or adoptive relatives: Child, grandchild of any degree, brother, sister,half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.
(b) Aggravated incest as described in subsection (a)(2)(A) is a severity level5, person felony. Aggravated incest as described in subsections (a)(1) and(a)(2)(B) is a severity level 7, person felony.

http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/statutes/statutes.cgi

Kentucky

402.010 Degree of relationship that will bar marriage

(1)No marriage shall be contracted between persons who are nearer of kin toeach other by consangguinity, whether of the whole or half-blood than secondcousins.
(2) Marriages prohibited by section (1) are incestuous and void.

530.020 Incest. (1) A person is guilty of incest when he has sexualintercourse or deviate sexual intercourse, as defined in KRS 510.010, with aperson whom he knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother, or sister. Therelationships referred to herein include blood relationships of either thewhole or half-blood without regard to legitimacy, relationship of parent andchild by adoption, and relationship of stepparent and stepchild.

http://162.114.4.13/krs/402-00/CHAPTER.HTM
 

Louisiana

Art. 90. Impediments of relationship
The following persons, whether legitimate or illegitimate, may not contractmarriage with each other:
Ascendants and descendants. Collaterals within the fourth degree, whether ofthe whole or of the half blood.
The impediment exists whether the persons are related by consanguinity or byadoption. Nevertheless, persons related by adoption, though not by blood, inthe collateral line within the fourth degree may marry each other if theyobtain judicial authorization in writing to do so.
Acts 1987, No. 886,§ 1, eff. Jan. 1,1988.

§78. Incest
A. Incest is the marriage to, or sexual intercourse with, any ascendant or descendant,brother or sister, uncle or niece, aunt or nephew, with knowledge of theirrelationship.
B. The relationship must be by consanguinity, but it is immaterial whether theparties to the act are legitimate or illegitimate or related to one another by thewhole or half blood.
C. This Section shall not apply where one, not a resident of this state at thetime of the celebration of his marriage, shall have contracted a marriagelawful at the place of celebration and shall thereafter have removed to this state.
D.(1) Whoever commits incest, where the crime is between an ascendant anddescendant, or between brother and sister, shall be imprisoned at hard laborfor not more than fifteen years.
(2) Whoever commits incest, where the crime is between uncle and niece, or auntand nephew, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned,with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both.
Acts 1985, No. 706,§ 1.

http://www.legis.state.la.us/tsrs/search.htm

Maine

1997, c. 65, §3 (new).]

2. Prohibitions based on degrees of consanguinity; exceptions. Thissubsection
governs marriage between relatives.

A. A man may not marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter,sister,
brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, mother's sister, thedaughter of
his father's brother or sister or the daughter of his mother's brother orsister. A
woman may not marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother, brother'sson,
sister's son, father's brother, mother's brother, the son of her father'sbrother or sister
or the son of her mother's brother or sister. [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (new);Pt. E, §2
(aff).]

B. Notwithstanding paragraph A, a man may marry the daughter of his father's
brother or sister or the daughter of his mother's brother or sister, and awoman may
marry the son of her father's brother or sister or the son of her mother'sbrother or
sister as long as, pursuant to sections 651 and 652, the man or woman providesthe
physician's certificate of genetic counseling. [1995, c. 694, Pt. B, §2 (new);Pt. E, §2
(aff).]

http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/19-A/title19-Ach00sec0.html
 
 

Maryland

2-202.
(a) Any marriage performed in this State that is prohibited by this section isvoid.
(b) (1) A man may not marry his:
(i) grandmother;
(ii) mother;
(iii) daughter;
(iv) sister; or
(v) granddaughter.
(2) A woman may not marry her:
(i) grandfather;
(ii) father;
(iii) son;
(iv) brother; or
(v) grandson.
(3) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of amisdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $1,500 or to permanentbanishment from this State.
(c) (1) A man may not marry his:
(i) grandfather's wife;
(ii) wife's grandmother;
(iii) father's sister;
(iv) mother's sister;
(v) stepmother;
(vi) wife's mother;
(vii) wife's daughter;
(viii) son's wife;
(ix) grandson's wife;
(x) wife's granddaughter;
(xi) brother's daughter; or
(xii) sister's daughter.
(2) A woman may not marry her:
(i) grandmother's husband;
(ii) husband's grandfather;
(iii) father's brother;
(iv) mother's brother;
(v) stepfather;
(vi) husband's father;
(vii) husband's son;
(viii) daughter's husband;
(ix) husband's grandson;
(x) brother's son;
(xi) sister's son; or
(xii) granddaughter's husband.
(3) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of amisdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500.

http://mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

Massachusetts

Chapter 272: Section 17. Incestuous marriage or intercourse.
Section 17. Persons within the degrees of consanguinity within which marriagesare prohibited or declared by law to be incestuous and void, who intermarry orhave sexual intercourse with each other, shall be punished by imprisonment inthe state prison for not more than twenty years or in jail for not more thantwo and one half years.
Chapter 207: Section 1. Marriage of man to certain relatives.
Section 1. No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter,sister, stepmother, grandfather's wife, grandson's wife, wife's mother, wife'sgrandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter,sister's daughter, father's sister or mother's sister.
Chapter 207: Section 2. Marriage of woman to certain relatives.
Section 2. No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson,brother, stepfather, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter'shusband, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson, brother'sson, sister's son, father's brother or mother's brother.

http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/mgl/index.htm

Michigan

Sec. 3. A man shall not marry his mother, sister, grandmother, daughter,granddaughter, stepmother, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife,wife's mother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter,brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, mother's sister, orcousin of the first degree, or another man.
Sec. 4. A woman shall not marry her father, brother, grandfather, son,grandson, stepfather, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband,granddaughter's husband, husband's father, husband's grandfather, husband'sson, husband's grandson, brother's son, sister's son, father's brother, mother'sbrother, or cousin of the first degree, or another woman.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/law/GetObject.asp?objName=chap551

Minnesota

(2) a marriage between an ancestor and a descendant, or between a brotherand a sister, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood or byadoption;
(3) a marriage between an uncle and a niece, between an aunt and a nephew, orbetween first cousins, whether the relationship is by the half or the wholeblood, except as to marriages permitted by the established customs ofaboriginal cultures; and

609.365 Incest.

Whoever has sexual intercourse with another nearer of kin
to the actor than first cousin, computed by rules of the civil
law, whether of the half or the whole blood, with knowledge of
the relationship, is guilty of incest and may be sentenced to
imprisonment for not more than ten years.

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/517.html

Mississippi

(1) The son shall not marry his grandmother,his mother, or his stepmother; the brother his sister; the father his daughter,or his legally adopted daughter, or his grand-daughter; the son shall not marrythe daughter of his father begotten of his stepmother, or his aunt, being hisfather's or mother's sister, nor shall the children of brother or sister, orbrothers and sisters intermarry being first cousins by blood. The father shallnot marry his son's widow; a man shall not marry his wife's daughter, or hiswife's daughter's daughter, or his wife's son's daughter, or the daughter ofhis brother or sister; and the like prohibition shall extend to females in thesame degrees. All marriages prohibited by this subsection are incestuous andvoid.

97-29-27. Incest; marriage within prohibiteddegrees.
If any person shall marry within the degrees prohibited by law, he shall beguilty of incest, and on conviction thereof he shall be fined five hundreddollars or imprisoned in the penitentiary not longer than ten years, orpunished by both such fine and imprisonment, and such marriage shall be void.

§ 97-29-9. Adultery and fornication;going outof state to marry.

If any persons, citizens or residents of thisstate, who are prohibited by the laws thereof from marrying, because ofkindred, shall go out of this state for the purpose of marrying, and shallmarry in any other state or country and return to this state and live togetherand cohabit as man and wife, or be guilty of a single act of copulation, theyshall, on conviction, be punished, notwithstanding their marriage out of thisstate, by imprisonment in the penitentiary not longer than ten years, or befined five hundred dollars, or both.

http://www.lexislawpublishing.com/Resources/

Missouri

451.020. All marriages between parents and children, including grandparentsand grandchildren of every degree, between brothers and sisters of the half aswell as the whole blood, between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, firstcousins, and between persons who lack capacity to enter into a marriagecontract, are presumptively void; and it shall be unlawful for any city, countyor state official having authority to issue marriage licenses to issue suchmarriage licenses to the persons heretofore designated, and any such officialwho shall issue such licenses to the persons aforesaid knowing such persons tobe within the prohibition of this section shall be deemed guilty of amisdemeanor; and this prohibition shall apply to persons born out of lawfulwedlock as well as those in lawful wedlock. It shall be presumed that marriagesbetween persons who lack capacity to enter into a marriage contract areprohibited unless the court having jurisdiction over such persons approves themarriage.

Incest.
568.020. 1. A person commits the crime of incest if he marries or purports tomarry or engages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with aperson he knows to be, without regard to legitimacy:
(1) His ancestor or descendant by blood or adoption; or
(2) His stepchild, while the marriage creating that relationship exists; or
(3) His brother or sister of the whole or half-blood; or
(4) His uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the whole blood.
2. For purposes of this section:
(1) "Sexual intercourse" means any penetration, however slight, ofthe female sex organ by the male sex organ;
(2) "Deviate sexual intercourse" means any act of sexualgratification between persons not lawfully married to one another, involvingthe genitals of one person and the mouth, tongue or anus of another.
3. Incest is a class D felony.

http://www.moga.state.mo.us/STATUTES/C451.HTM

Montana

40-1-401. Prohibited marriages -- contracts. (1) The following marriages areprohibited:
(b) a marriage between an ancestor and a descendant or between a brother and asister, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood, or betweenfirst cousins;
(c) a marriage between an uncle and a niece or between an aunt and a nephew,whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood;

45-5-507. Incest.
(1) A person commits the offense of incest if the person knowingly marries,cohabits with, has sexual intercourse with, or has sexual contact, as definedin [...] with an ancestor, a descendant, a brother or sister of the whole orhalf blood, or any stepson or stepdaughter. The relationships referred to inthis subsection include blood relationships without regard to legitimacy,relationships of parent and child by adoption, and relationships involving astepson or stepdaughter.
(2) Consent is a defense under this section to incest with or upon a stepson orstepdaughter, but consent is ineffective if the victim is less than 18 yearsold.
(3) A person convicted of incest shall be punished by life imprisonment or byimprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed 100 years or be finedan amount not to exceed $50,000.
(4) If the victim is under 16 years of age and the offender is 3 or more yearsolder than the victim or if the offender inflicts bodily injury upon anyone inthe course of committing incest, the offender shall be punished by lifeimprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not less than4 years or more than 100 years and may be fined not more than $50,000.

(5) In addition to any sentence imposed under subsection (3) or (4), afterdetermining the financial resources and future ability of the offender to payrestitution as required by [...] the court shall require the offender, if able,to pay the victim's reasonable costs of counseling that result from theoffense. The amount, method, and time of payment must be determined in the samemanner as provided for in [...]

http://statedocs.msl.state.mt.us/cgi-bin/om_isapi.dll?clientID=5588&advquery=void%20marriages&infobase=mca_99.nfo&record={9E95}&softpage=Browse_Frame_Pg&x=51&y=15

North Carolina

51-3. Want of capacity; void and voidable marriages.
All marriages between any two persons nearer of kin than first cousins, orbetween double first cousins, or between a male person under 16 years of ageand any female, or between a female person under 16 years of age and any male,or between persons either of whom has a husband or wife living at the time ofsuch marriage, or between persons either of whom is at the time physicallyimpotent, or between persons either of whom is at the time incapable ofcontracting from want of will or understanding, shall be void.
14-178. Incest between certain near relatives. The parties shall be guilty of afelony in all cases of carnal intercourse between (i) grandparent andgrandchild, (ii) parent and child or stepchild or legally adopted child, or(iii) brother and sister of the half or whole blood. Every such offense ispunishable as a Class F felony. (1879, c. 16, s. 1; Code, s. 1060; Rev., s.3351; 1911, c. 16; C.S., s. 4337; 1965, c. 132; 1979, c. 760, s. 5; 1979, 2ndSess., c. 1316, s. 47; 1981, c. 63, s. 1, c. 179, s. 14; 1993, c. 539, s. 1192;1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c).)

14-179. Incest between uncle and niece and nephew and aunt. In all cases ofcarnal intercourse between uncle and niece, and nephew and aunt, the partiesshall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. (1879, c. 16, s. 2; Code, s. 1061;Rev., s. 3352; C.S., s. 4338; 1993, c. 539, s. 118; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s.14(c).)
14-180. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 402.
14-181, 14-182. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 108, s. 4.

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/statutes/statutes_in_html/chp0510.html

North Dakota

14-03-03 Void Marriages.The following marriages are incestuous and void:
1. Marriage between parents and children including grandparents of every degree
2. Marriage between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood
3. Marriage between uncles and nieces of the half as well as the whole blood
4. Marriage between aunts and nephews of the half as well as the whole blood
5. Marriage between first cousins of the half as well as the whole blood

This section applies to illigitimate as well as ligitimate children andrelatives.

14-03-14. Marriage between white person and negro person void - Penalty.REPEALED BY S.L 1955
12.1-20-11 Incest. A person who intermarries, cohabits, or engages in a sexualact with another person related to him within a degree of consanquity withinwhich marries are declared incestuous and void by section 14-03-03, knowingsuck other person to be within said degree of relationship, is guilty of classC felony.

http://ranch.state.nd.us/LR/cencode/CCT14.pdf

Nebraska

42-103. Marriages; when void. Marriages are void (1) when either party has ahusband or wife living at the time of the marriage, (2) when either party, atthe time of marriage, is mentally incompetent to enter into the marriagerelation, and (3) when the parties are related to each other as parent andchild, grandparent and grandchild, brother and sister of half as well as wholeblood, first cousins when of whole blood, uncle and niece, and aunt and nephew.This subdivision extends to children and relatives born out of wedlock as wellas those born in wedlock.
28-703. Incest; penalty. (1) Any person who shall knowingly intermarry orengage in sexual penetration with any person who falls within the degrees ofconsanguinity set forth in section 28-702 or any person who engages in sexualpenetration with his or her minor stepchild commits incest.

(2) Incest is a Class III felony.

(3)(a) For purposes of this section, the definitions found in section 28-318shall be used.

(b) The testimony of a victim shall be entitled to the same weight as thetestimony of victims of other crimes under this code.

http://lp.datamgt.com/nesl/

Nevada

NRS 122.020 Persons capable of marriage; consent of parent or guardian.
1. A male and a female person, at least 18 years of age, not nearer of kin thansecond cousins or cousins of the half blood, and not having a husband or wifeliving, may be joined in marriage.
NRS 201.180 Incest: Definition; penalty. Persons being within the degree ofconsanguinity within which marriages are declared by law to be incestuous andvoid, who intermarry with each other, or who commit fornication or adulterywith each other, shall be punished for a category B felony by imprisonment inthe state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum termof not more than 10 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not morethan $10,000.
[1911 C&P 193; RL 6458; NCL 10140]-(NRS A 1979, 1429; 1995, 1198)
http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/index.htm

New Hampshire

§ 457:1 Marriages Prohibited; Men. – No man shall marry his mother, hisfather's sister, mother's sister, daughter, sister, son's daughter, daughter'sdaughter, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's brother's daughter,mother's brother's daughter, father's sister's daughter, mother's sister'sdaughter, or any other man.
§ 457:2 Marriages Prohibited; Women. – No woman shall marry her father, herfather's brother, mother's brother, son, brother, son's son, daughter's son,brother's son, sister's son, father's brother's son, mother's brother's son,father's sister's son, mother's sister's son, or any other woman.

http://199.192.9.6/rsa/43/INDEX.HTM#Chapter457

New Jersey

37:1-1. Certain marriages prohibited
A man shall not marry any of his ancestors or descendants, or his sister, orthe daughter of his brother or sister, or the sister of his father or mother,whether such collateral kindred be of the whole or half blood. A woman shallnot marry any of her ancestors or descendants, or her brother, or the son ofher brother or sister, or the brother of her father or mother, whether suchcollateral kindred be of the whole or half blood. A marriage in violation ofany of the foregoing provisions shall be absolutely void.

http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/html/statutes.htm

New Mexico

40-1-7. [Incestuous marriages.]
All marriages between relations and children, including grandfathers andgrandchildren of all degrees, between half brothers and sisters, as also of fullblood; between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, are hereby declaredincestuous and absolutely void. This section shall extend to illegitimate aswell as to legitimate children.

30-10-3. Incest.
Incest consists of knowingly intermarrying or having sexual intercourse withpersons within the following degrees of consanguinity: parents and childrenincluding grandparents and grandchildren of every degree, brothers and sistersof the half as well as of the whole blood, uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews.Whoever commits incest is guilty of a third degree felony.

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New York

Sec. 5. Incestuous and void marriages. A marriage is incestuous and voidwhether the relatives are legitimate or illegitimate between either: 1. Anancestor and a descendant; 2. A brother and sister of either the whole or thehalf blood; 3. An uncle and niece or an aunt and nephew. If a marriageprohibited by the foregoing provisions of this section be solemnized it shallbe void, and the parties thereto shall each be fined not less than fifty normore than one hundred dollars and may, in the discretion of the court inaddition to said fine, be imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months. Anyperson who shall knowingly and wilfully solemnize such marriage, or procure oraid in the solemnization of the same, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanorand shall be fined or imprisoned in like manner.

S 255.25 Incest. A person is guilty of incest when he or she marries orengages in sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a person whomhe or she knows to be related to him or her, either legitimately or out ofwedlock, as an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister of either the whole orthe half blood, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece. Incest is a class E felony.

http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/ny/nycl.html

Ohio

§ 3101.01 Persons who may be joined in marriage; minor to obtain consent.
Volume of Ohio Laws: 147 BillNumber: House Bill 408 Effective Date: 10-1-97Text of Statute

Male persons of the age of eighteen years, and female persons of the age ofsixteen years, not nearer of kin than second cousins, and not having a husbandor wife living, may be joined in marriage.

http://onlinedocs.andersonpublishing.com/revisedcode/

Oklahoma

§43-2. Marriages between ancestors and descendants of any degree, of astepfather with a stepdaughter, stepmother with stepson, between uncles andnieces, aunts and nephews, except in cases where such relationship is only bymarriage, between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood,and first cousins are declared to be incestuous, illegal and void, and areexpressly prohibited. Provided, that any marriage of first cousins performed inanother state authorizing such marriages, which is otherwise legal, is herebyrecognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of such marriage.

http://oklegal.onenet.net/statutes.basic.html

Oregon

106.020 Prohibited and void marriages. The following marriages areprohibited; and, if solemnized within this state, are absolutely void:

(1) When either party thereto had a wife or husband living at the time ofsuch marriage.
(2) When the parties thereto are first cousins or any nearer of kin to eachother, whether of the whole or half blood, whether by blood or adoption, computingby the rules of the civil law, except that when the parties are first cousinsby adoption only, the marriage is not prohibited or void. [Amended by 1989c.647 s.1]

SECTION 10. ORS 163.525 is amended to read: 163.525. (1) A person commitsthe crime of incest if the person marries or engages in sexual intercourse { -or deviate sexual intercourse - } with a person whom the person knows to berelated to the person, either legitimately or illegitimately, as an ancestor,descendant or brother or sister of either the whole or half blood. (2) Incestis a Class C felony.

http://landru.leg.state.or.us/ors/

Pennsylvania

§ 1703. Marriage within degree of consanguinity.
All marriages within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity as set forth inthis part are voidable, but, when any of these marriages have not beendissolved during the lifetime of the parties, the unlawfulness of the marriageshall not be inquired into after the death of either of the parties to themarriage.
(e) Marriage to relatives.--No marriage license may be issued to applicantswithin the prohibited degrees of consanguinity which are as follows:
A man may not marry his mother.
A man may not marry the sister of his father.
A man may not marry the sister of his mother.
A man may not marry his sister.
A man may not marry his daughter.
A man may not marry the daughter of his son or daughter.
A man may not marry his first cousin.
A woman may not marry her father.
A woman may not marry the brother of her father.
A woman may not marry the brother of her mother.
A woman may not marry her brother.
A woman may not marry her son.
A woman may not marry the son of her son or daughter.
A woman may not marry her first cousin.

§ 4302. Incest.
A person is guilty of incest, a felony of the second degree, if that personknowingly marries or cohabits or has sexual intercourse with an ancestor ordescendant, a brother or sister of the whole or half blood or an uncle, aunt,nephew or niece of the whole blood. The relationships referred to in thissection include blood relationships without regard to legitimacy, andrelationship of parent and child by adoption.

http://members.aol.com/StatutesPA/23.html

Rhode Island

§ 15-1-1 Men forbiddento marry kindred. – No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, son'sdaughter, daughter's daughter, stepmother, grandfather's wife, son's wife,son's son's wife, daughter's son's wife, wife's mother, wife's grandmother,wife's daughter, wife's son's daughter, wife's daughter's daughter, sister,brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, or mother's sister.
§ 15-1-2 Women forbidden tomarry kindred. – No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son, son's son,daughter's son, stepfather, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, son'sdaughter's husband, daughter's daughter's husband, husband's father, husband'sgrandfather, husband's son, husband's son's son, husband's daughter's son,brother, brother's son, sister's son, father's brother, or mother's brother.

§ 15-1-3 Incestuousmarriages void. – If any man or woman shall intermarry within the degreesstated in § 15-1-1 or § 15-1-2, the marriage shall be nulland void.
§ 15-1-4 Marriages ofkindred allowed by Jewish religion. – The provisions of §§ 15-1-1 to 15-1-3shall not extend to, or in any way affect, any marriage which shall besolemnized among the Jews, within the degrees of affinity or consanguinityallowed by their religion.

http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE15/INDEX.HTM

South Carolina

SECTION 20-1-10. Personswho may contract matrimony.
(B) No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter,stepmother, sister, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife, wife'smother, wife's grandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother'sdaughter, sister's daughter, father's sister, mother's sister, or another man.
(C) No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson, stepfather,brother, grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter's husband,husband's father, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson,brother's son, sister's son, father's brother, mother's brother, or anotherwoman.
 

SECTION 16-15-20. Incest.
Any persons who shall have carnal intercourse with each other within thefollowing degrees of relationship, to wit:
(1) A man with his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, stepmother,sister, grandfather's wife, son's wife, grandson's wife, wife's mother, wife'sgrandmother, wife's daughter, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter,sister's daughter, father's sister or mother's sister; or
(2) A woman with her father, grandfather, son, grandson, stepfather, brother,grandmother's husband, daughter's husband, granddaughter's husband, husband'sfather, husband's grandfather, husband's son, husband's grandson, brother'sson, sister's son, father's brother or mother's brother;
Shall be guilty of incest and shall be punished by a fine of not less than fivehundred dollars or imprisonment not less than one year in the Penitentiary, orboth such fine and imprisonment.

http://www.lpitr.state.sc.us/code/titl20.htm

South Dakota

§ 25-1-6. Incestuousmarriages void.

Marriages between parents and children, ancestors and descendants of everydegree, and between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the wholeblood, and between uncles and nieces, or aunts and nephews, and between cousinsof the half as well as of the whole blood, are null and void from thebeginning, whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate. Therelationships provided for in this section include such relationships thatarise through adoption.

§ 22-22-19.1. Incest - Prohibited sexual contact - Felony.

Any person, fourteen years of age or older, who knowingly engages in sexualcontact with another person, other than that person's spouse, if the otherperson is under the age of twenty-one and is within the degree of consanguinityor affinity within which marriages are by the laws of this state declared voidpursuant to a charge brought pursuant to this section may be commenced at anytime prior to the time the victim becomes age twenty-five or within seven yearsof the commission of the crime, whichever is longer.

http://www.lexislawpublishing.com/sdCGI-BIN/om_isapi.dll?clientID=2428&infobase=sdcode.NFO&softpage=browse_frame_pg

Tennessee

36-3-101. Prohibited degrees of relationship.

Marriage cannot be contracted with a lineal ancestor or descendant, nor thelineal ancestor or descendant of either parent, nor the child of a grandparent,nor the lineal descendants of husband or wife, as the case may be, nor thehusband or wife of a parent or lineal descendant.

39-15-302. Incest.
(a) A person commits incest who engages in sexual penetration as defined in[..] with a person, knowing such person to be, without regard to legitimacy:
(1) The person's natural parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt,nephew, niece, stepparent, stepchild, adoptive parent, adoptive child; or
(2) The person's brother or sister of the whole or half-blood or by adoption.
(b) Incest is a Class C felony.

http://www.lexislawpublishing.com/sdCGI-BIN/om_isapi.dll?clientID=1879&infobase=tncode.NFO&softpage=browse_frame_pg

Texas

SUBCHAPTER C. DECLARING A MARRIAGE VOID

Sec. 6.201. Consanguinity.

A marriage is void if one party to the marriage is related to the other as:

(1) an ancestor or descendant, by blood or adoption;

(2) a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption;

(3) a parent's brother or sister, of the whole or half blood or by adoption;or

(4) a son or daughter of a brother or sister, of the whole or half blood orby adoption.

http://capitol.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/statutes.html

Utah

30-1-1.   Incestuousmarriages void.

     (1) The followingmarriages are incestuous and void from the beginning, whether the relationshipis legitimate or illegitimate:
     (a) marriages betweenparents and children;
     (b) marriages betweenancestors and descendants of every degree;
     (c) marriages betweenbrothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood;
     (d) marriages between unclesand nieces or aunts and nephews;
     (e) marriages between firstcousins, except as provided in Subsection (2); or
     (f) marriages between anypersons related to each other within and not including the fifth degree ofconsanguinity computed
           according to the rules of the civil law, except as provided in Subsection (2).
     (2) First cousins may marryunder the following circumstances:
     (a) both parties are 65years of age or older; or
     (b) if both parties are 55years of age or older, upon a finding by the district court, located in thedistrict in which either
           party resides, that either party is unable to reproduce.
 

76-7-102.   Incest.
1) A person is guilty of incest when, under
circumstances not amounting to rape, rape of a
child or aggravated sexual assault, he has sexual
intercourse with a person whom he knows to be
an ancestor, descendant, brother, sister, uncle,
aunt, nephew, niece, or first cousin. The
relationships referred to herein include blood
relationships of the whole or half blood without
regard to legitimacy, relationship of parent and
child by adoption, and  relationship ofstepparent
and stepchild while the marriage creating the
relationship of a stepparent  and stepchildexists.

     (2)    Incest is a felony of the third degree.

http://www.le.state.ut.us/~code/TITLE30/30_01.htm

Vermont

TITLE 15: Domestic Relations
CHAPTER 001: MARRIAGE

§ 1. Man forbidden to marry relatives
A man shall not marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter, sister,brother's daughter, sister's daughter, father's sister or mother's sister.(Amended 1975, No. 28, § 1.)

§ 2. Woman forbidden to marry relatives
A woman shall not marry her father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother,brother's son, sister's son, father's brother or mother's brother. (Amended1975, No. 28, § 2.)

§ 3. Bar though marriage dissolved
If the relationship in those cases mentioned in sections 1 and 2 of this titleis founded on a marriage, the prohibition shall continue in forcenotwithstanding the dissolution of such marriage by death or divorce, unlessthe divorce is for a cause which shows the marriage to have been originallyunlawful or void.

§ 5. Marriage entered into in another state
If a person residing and intending to continue to reside in this state isprohibited from contracting marriage under the laws of this state and suchperson goes into another state or country and there contracts a marriageprohibited and declared void by the laws of this state, such marriage shall benull and void for all purposes in this state.

§ 205. Intermarriage of or fornication by persons prohibited to marry
Persons between whom marriages are prohibited by the laws of this state whointermarry or commit fornication with each other shall be imprisoned not morethan five years or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both. (Amended 1981, No.223 (Adj. Sess.), § 16.)

http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/statutes.htm

Virginia

§ 20-38.1. Certain marriages prohibited.
(a) The following marriages are prohibited:
(1) A marriage entered into prior to the dissolution of an earlier marriage ofone of the parties;
(2) A marriage between an ancestor and descendant, or between a brother and asister, whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood or by adoption;
(3) A marriage between an uncle and a niece or between an aunt and a nephew,whether the relationship is by the half or the whole blood.

§ 20-40. Punishment for violation of such prohibition; leaving Commonwealthto avoid.
If any person marry in violation of § 20-38.1</cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+20-38.1> he shall be confined in jail notexceeding six months, or fined not exceeding $500, in the discretion of thejury. If any persons, resident in this Commonwealth, and within the degrees ofrelationship mentioned in that section, shall go out of this Commonwealth forthe purpose of being married, and with the intention of returning, and bemarried out of it, and afterwards return to and reside in it, cohabiting as manand wife, they shall be punished as provided in this section, and the marriageshall be governed by the same law as if it had been solemnized in thisCommonwealth. The fact of such cohabitation here shall be evidence of suchmarriage.

§ 18.2-366. Adultery and fornication by persons forbidden to marry; incest.
A. Any person who commits adultery or fornication with any person whom he orshe is forbidden by law to marry shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanorexcept as provided by subsection B.
B. Any person who commits adultery or fornication with his daughter orgranddaughter, or with her son or grandson, or her father or his mother, shallbe guilty of a Class 5 felony. However, if a parent or grandparent commitsadultery or fornication with his or her child or grandchild, and such child orgrandchild is at least thirteen years of age but less than eighteen years ofage at the time of the offense, such parent or grandparent shall be guilty of aClass 3 felony.

http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

Washington

RCW 26.04.020
Prohibited marriages.
(b) When the husband and wife are nearer of kin to each other than secondcousins, whether of the whole or half blood computing by the rules of the civillaw; or
(c) When the parties are persons other than a male and a female.
(2) It is unlawful for any man to marry his father's sister, mother's sister,daughter, sister, son's daughter, daughter's daughter, brother's daughter orsister's daughter; it is unlawful for any woman to marry her father's brother,mother's brother, son, brother, son's son, daughter's son, brother's son orsister's son.

RCW 9A.64.020
Incest.
(1) A person is guilty of incest in the first degree if he engages in sexualintercourse with a person whom he knows to be related to him, eitherlegitimately or illegitimately, as an ancestor, descendant, brother, or sisterof either the whole or the half blood.
(2) A person is guilty of incest in the second degree if he engages in sexualcontact with a person whom he knows to be related to him, either legitimatelyor illegitimately, as an ancestor, descendant, brother, or sister of either thewhole or the half blood.
(3) As used in this section, "descendant" includes stepchildren andadopted children under eighteen years of age.
 

http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm

Wisconsin

765.21 Unlawful marriages void; validation. All marriageshereafter contracted in violation of 765.02, 765.03, 765.04, 765.16 [see below]shall be void, except as provided in [...] The parties to any such marriage mayvalidate the marriage by complying with the requirements of

765.03(1)
(1) No marriage shall be contracted while either of the parties has a husbandor wife living, nor between persons who are nearer of kin than 2nd cousinsexcept that marriage may be contracted between first cousins where the femalehas attained the age of 55 years or where either party, at the time ofapplication for a marriage license, submits an affidavit signed by a physicianstating that either party is permanently sterile. Relationship under thissection shall be computed by the rule of the civil law, whether the parties tothe marriage are of the half or of the whole blood. A marriage may not becontracted if either party has such want of understanding as renders him or herincapable of assenting to marriage.

765.04(1)
(1) If any person residing and intending to continue to reside in this statewho is disabled or prohibited from contracting marriage under the laws of thisstate goes into another state or country and there contracts a marriageprohibited or declared void under the laws of this state, such marriage shallbe void for all purposes in this state with the same effect as though it hadbeen entered into in this state.
 

(15) "Relative" means a parent, grandparent, stepparent, brother,sister, first cousin, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt. This relationship shall beby blood, marriage or adoption.

944.06 Incest. Whoever marries or has nonmarital sexual intercourse with aperson he or she knows is a blood relative and such relative is in fact relatedin a degree within which the marriage of the parties is prohibited by the lawof this state is guilty of a Class C felony.

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/weblinks.html

West Virginia

§48-1-2. What relatives a man may not marry.
No man shall marry his mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, granddaughter,half sister, aunt, brother's daughter, sister's daughter, first cousin ordouble cousin: Provided, That for the purpose of this section cousin or doublecousin shall not include persons whose relationship is created solely byadoption: Provided, however, That if it be necessary to open and examine therecord of any adoption proceeding in the state to ascertain that a relationshipof cousin or double cousin is created solely by adoption, then an applicationmay be made to the circuit court wherein such proceeding was had, by the clerkof the county commission seeking to issue the marriage license, or either partyapplying for such license, to open such record and cause examination thereof.Upon such application, the judge shall examine the record confidentially andreport to the clerk whether the record discloses any consanguinity prohibitedby this section and may grant such other relief prayed for which may be properunder section four, article four of this chapter.

§48-1-3. What relatives a woman may not marry.
No woman shall marry her father, grandfather, brother, son, grandson, halfbrother, uncle, brother's son, sister's son, first cousin or double cousin:Provided, That for the purpose of this section cousin or double cousin shallnot include persons whose relationship is created solely by adoption: Provided,however, That if it be necessary to open and examine the record of any adoptionproceeding in the state to ascertain that a relationship of cousin or doublecousin is created solely by adoption, then an application may be made to thecircuit court wherein such proceeding was had, by the clerk of the countycommission seeking to issue the marriage license, or either party applying forsuch license, to open such record and cause examination thereof. Upon suchapplication, the judge shall examine the record confidentially and report tothe clerk whether the record discloses any consanguinity prohibited by thissection and may grant such other relief prayed for which may be proper undersection four, article four of this chapter.

§48-1-4. Prohibition against marriage within certain degrees continuesnotwithstanding dissolution of marriage creating relationship.
In the cases mentioned in the two preceding sections, in which the relationshipis founded on a marriage, the prohibition shall continue in force,notwithstanding the dissolution of such marriage by death or divorce, unlessthe divorce be for a cause which made the marriage, originally, unlawful orvoid.
 
 

Acts, 1974 Reg. Sess., Ch.35.
§61-8-12. Incest; penalty.
(a) For the purposes of this section:
(1) "Aunt" means the sister of a person's mother or father;
(2) "Brother" means the son of a person's mother or father;
(3) "Daughter" means a person's natural daughter, adoptive daughteror the daughter of a person's husband or wife;
(4) "Father" means a person's natural father, adoptive father or thehusband of a person's mother;
(5) "Granddaughter" means the daughter of a person's son or daughter;
(6) "Grandfather" means the father of a person's father or mother;
(7) "Grandmother" means the mother of a person's father or mother;
(8) "Grandson" means the son of a person's son or daughter;
(9) "Mother" means a person's natural mother, adoptive mother or thewife of a person's father;
(10) "Niece" means the daughter of a person's brother or sister;
(11) "Nephew" means the son of a person's brother or sister;
(12) "Sexual intercourse" means any act between persons involvingpenetration, however slight, of the female sex organ by the male sex organ orinvolving contact between the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus ofanother person;
(13) "Sexual intrusion" means any act between persons involvingpenetration, however slight, of the female sex organ or of the anus of anyperson by an object for the purpose of degrading or humiliating the person sopenetrated or for gratifying the sexual desire of either party;
(14) "Sister" means the daughter of a person's father or mother;
(15) "Son" means a person's natural son, adoptive son or the son of aperson's husband or wife; and
(16) "Uncle" means the brother of a person's father or mother.
(b) A person is guilty of incest when such person engages in sexual intercourseor sexual intrusion with his or her father, mother, brother, sister, daughter,son, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, nephew, niece, uncle oraunt.
(c) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of afelony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiarynot less than five years nor more than fifteen years, or fined not less thanfive hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars and imprisoned in thepenitentiary not less than five years nor more than fifteen years.
(d) In addition to any penalty provided under this section and any restitutionwhich may be ordered by the court under article eleven-a of this chapter, thecourt may order any person convicted under the provisions of this section wherethe victim is a minor to pay all or any portion of the cost of medical,psychological or psychiatric treatment of the victim, the need for whichresults from the act or acts for which the person is convicted, whether or notthe victim is considered to have sustained bodily injury.
(e) In any case where a person is convicted of an offense described hereinagainst a child and further has or may have custodial, visitation or otherparental rights to the child, the court shall find that the person is anabusing parent within the meaning of article six, chapter forty-nine of thiscode, and shall take such further action in accord with the provisions of saidarticle.
§61-8-13. Incest; limits on interviews of children eleven years old or less;evidence.
(a) In any prosecution under the provisions of section twelve of this article,the court may provide by rule for reasonable limits on the number of interviewsto which a victim who is eleven years old or less must submit forlaw-enforcement or discovery purposes. To the extent possible the rule shallprotect the mental and emotional health of the child from the psychologicaldamage of repeated interrogation and at the same time preserve the rights ofthe public and the defendant.
(b) At any stage of the proceedings, in any prosecution under this article, thecourt may permit a child who is eleven years old or less to use anatomicallycorrect dolls, mannequins or drawings to assist such child in testifying.
(c) In any prosecution under this article in which the victim's lack of consentis based solely on the incapacity to consent because such victim was below acritical age, evidence of specific instances of the victim's sexual conduct,opinion evidence of the victim's sexual conduct and reputation evidence of thevictim's sexual conduct shall not be admissible. In any other prosecution underthis article, evidence of specific instances of the victim's prior sexualconduct with the defendant shall be admissible on the issue of consent:Provided, That such evidence heard first out of the presence of the jury isfound by the judge to be relevant.
(d) In any prosecution under this article evidence of specific instances of thevictim's sexual conduct with persons other than the defendant, opinion evidenceof the victim's sexual conduct and reputation evidence of the victim's sexualconduct shall not be admissible: Provided, That such evidence shall beadmissible solely for the purpose of impeaching credibility, if the victimfirst makes his or her previous sexual conduct an issue in the trial byintroducing evidence with respect thereto.
(e) In any prosecution under this article, neither age nor mental capacity ofthe victim shall preclude the victim from testifying.

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20-2-101. Void and voidable marriages defined; annulments.
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(iii) When the parties stand in the relation to each other of parent and child,grandparent and grandchild, brother and sister of half or whole blood, uncleand niece, aunt and nephew, or first cousins, whether either party isillegitimate. This paragraph does not apply to persons not related byconsanguinity.
6-4-402. Incest; penalties; disclosure or publication of identifyinginformation; "minor victim".
(a) A person is guilty of incest if he knowingly commits sexual intrusion, asdefined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(vii), or sexual contact, as defined by W.S.6-2-301(a)(vi), with an ancestor or descendant or a brother or sister of thewhole or half blood. The relationships referred to herein include relationshipsof:
(i) Parent and child by adoption;
(ii) Blood relationships without regard to legitimacy; and
(iii) Stepparent and stepchild.
(b) Incest is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5)years, a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.
(c) Prior to the filing of an information or indictment charging a violationunder this section, neither the name of the person accused or the victim norany other information reasonably likely to disclose their identity shall bereleased or negligently allowed to be released to the public by any publicemployee, except as authorized by the judge or justice with jurisdiction overthe criminal charges. The name of the person accused may be released to thepublic to aid or facilitate an arrest.
(d) After the filing of an information or indictment and upon the request of aminor victim or another acting on behalf of a minor victim, the trial courtmay, to the extent necessary to protect the welfare of the minor victim,restrict the disclosure or publication of information reasonably likely toidentify the minor victim.
(e) Any person who willfully violates subsection (c) or (d) of this section orwho willfully neglects or refuses to obey any court order made pursuant theretois guilty of contempt and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than sevenhundred fifty dollars ($750.00) or be imprisoned in the county jail not morethan ninety (90) days, or both.
(f) A release of a name or other information to the public in violation of theproscriptions of subsection (c) or (d) of this section shall not stand as a barto the prosecution of a defendant nor be grounds for dismissal of any chargesagainst a defendant.
(g) As used in this section, "minor victim" means a person under theage of eighteen (18) years.

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