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Dating wifes cousin

Opinions and practice vary widely across the world.

All three Acts were repealed and replaced by the Marriage Enabling Act 1960 (1960 c.29), which permitted marriage with a relative of a divorced former spouse, as well as of a deceased spouse.

The Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act 1907 (7 Edw.7 c.47) removed the prohibition (although it allowed individual clergy, if they chose, to refuse to conduct marriages which would previously have been prohibited).

The Act did exactly what it said and no more; so, for example, it was not until 1921 that the Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act 1921 (11 & 12 Geo.5 c.24) was passed.

In others, it is seen as incestuous and is legally prohibited: it is banned in China and Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines and 24 of the 50 United States.

In the past, cousin marriage was practised within indigenous cultures in Australia, North America, South America, and Polynesia.

Various religions have ranged from prohibiting sixth cousins or closer from marrying, to freely allowing first-cousin marriage.

Cousin marriage is an important topic in anthropology and alliance theory.

(The prohibition on marriage with a divorced wife's sister is the crux of the plot of When the Wind Blows by Cyril Hare (1949).) The Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act (Northern Ireland) 1924 was passed to remove doubts as to the application of the Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act, 1921, to Northern Ireland.