From this, the media have concluded that marrying your first cousin is "OK." Is it?
As Frame Game has argued before, topics such as sex with animals, dog-eating, and sex with cousins are never as simple as they're made out to be.
I learned a ton about my four paternal great-grandparents—again, I had known the basic info about them, but it was the details that for the first time made them real people.
Three of them grew up in rough New York orphanages—the fourth left everything she knew in Latvia in her mid-teens and took a boat alone across the Atlantic, arriving in New York to work in a sweatshop.
Often, you have to change your opinions on related issues in order to honor that principle, or you have to throw out the principle and change your mind about the original question. You can't appeal to the Bible; in the Bible, God commands marriages between first cousins.
Instead, advocates of laws against cousin marriage appeal to science.
These people note that 20 percent of marriages around the world are between first cousins, that Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin married their first cousins, and that first-cousin marriage, while prohibited in half the United States, is legal in Canada and throughout Europe.
These taxa belong to the Old World amphicyonid subfamily Amphicyoninae.
The earliest to appear is the large bear dog Ysengrinia Ginsburg, followed by Cynelos Jourdan, and then by Amphicyon.
Her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, opted for a more lightweight jacket and open-collared shirt.
He was spotted striding across the eventing ground with Autumn, 38, who wore a pale blue shirt, grey jeans and boots.