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How much do you love your cousin?
How much do you love your cousin?

Confirmed: it's legal for first cousins to marry in Wisconsin

The things you learn on Facebook.

A few weeks ago, I posted a story about wedding officiants in Milwaukee and interviewed Judge Derek Mosley. He was already a Facebook friend of mine and I have often enjoyed his posts.

Today's post, however, was my all-time favorite.

Mosely, who is Chief Judge of the Municipal Court, posted this as his morning status update:

"While doing some marriage license research for a couple, I discovered that first cousins in Wisconsin CAN marry, just as long as the female has attained the age of 55 or either party has been sterilized. Might be time for me to drop the 'you guys first cousins?' joke from my initial marriage conversation meetings."

So, there you have it folks. And if you have a secret "kissing cousins" situation going on, turns out, Wisconsin approves. As long as you're OK with raising cats or chickens instead of children, of course.

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