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  • Florida Man Files Lawsuit to Marry his Computer (MacBook)

    05/08/2014 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Moseley · 48 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    A man has filed a lawsuit in Florida for the right to marry his MacBook computer, according to the UK Telegraph newspaper. Chris Sevier argues that if same-sex marriages are allowed, on the grounds that one can marry anyone they love, then Sever should be allowed to marry his computer. Apparently it is not just any computer that turns Sevier’s head, but the massive inventory of pornography stored on it: “Over time, I began preferring sex with my computer over sex with real women. Naturally, I ‘fell in love’ with my computer and preferred having sex with it over all...
  • 8 reasons why New York women can’t get a husband

    03/13/2014 10:30:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2014 | Jane Ridley
    Last year, Susan Patton, a Princeton grad and the mother of two sons at the elite college, outraged feminists when she wrote an open letter to the Daily Princetonian telling female students to find a husband on campus before they graduate. The red alert — which argued that these Ivy League college girls “would never again be surrounded by this concentration of men who would be worthy of you” — went viral with more than 100 million hits. ... even in the dog-eat-dog dating jungle that is New York, there is hope for single career women between the ages of...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 YearsÂ’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. AttorneyÂ’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • Saudi Police Arrest Man, Claim He May Have ‘Mental Disorder’ After He Says He Wants to Marry a Jew

    01/05/2013 8:56:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1//5/13 | Erica Ritz
    Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of some of the most strict interpretations of Islam, has a notoriously unyielding police force. But unlike most countries, the Saudi kingdom also has an active “religious police,” and the roles of the two sometimes seem to overlap. For instance, Al-Arabiya related Friday that a man was recently arrested by the ​real​ police after being found in possession of documents indicating his desire to…marry a Jewish woman. He was reportedly near the Grand Mosque in Mecca when apprehended. Al-Arabiya explains: Lieutenant Abdulmohsen Maiman, spokesman for the Grand Mosque police, told [al-Hayat newspaper] that the 49-year-old Saudi...
  • Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner

    01/26/2012 10:40:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/26/12 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON — Retiring Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank, a gay pioneer in Congress, plans to marry his longtime partner Jim Ready of Maine. A spokesman for Frank confirmed Thursday that the congressman's wedding will be in Massachusetts, but said no date had been set. The Democrat announced last fall that he was retiring at the end of his 16th term.
  • 90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendship (Col. William Thomas - Eisenhower's personal pilot)

    01/01/2012 5:48:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Live 5 News ^ | 12/29/11
    90 year olds marry after 40 years of friendshipUpdated: Dec 29, 2011 12:13 PM EST Charleston, SC (AP) - A 91-year-old newlywed says she expects to spend a dozen more years with her 92-year-old spouse following their wedding at a retirement home on James Island. According to media reports, Margaret McSpadden and retired Air Force Col. William Thomas married Wednesday at Bishop Gadsden. Thomas is a World War II veteran and was President Dwight Eisenhower's personal pilot. He celebrates his 92nd birthday Thursday. McSpadden owned an antique store in Charleston.
  • NFL Sam Bradford’s charm brings a young lady to tears

    08/29/2011 6:55:23 PM PDT · by rawhide · 10 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-29-11 | MJD
    Without even speaking to her or looking at her face, quarterback Sam Bradford made a young woman cry. (She asked him to marry her) That signature of his must be magical. That's really sweet. High-fives to the Rams employees who made the exchange happen, Bradford for taking a moment to sign, and the girl for her pure enthusiasm. Smiles all around. http://nfl.cpa.delvenetworks.com/delve/player/carousel/embed_code.html?channelId=de89a8aeb3e422bac4eb48567f10ebd0&mediaId=703fc7ea67184b1283060c05f0ff1163
  • Spain's Duchess of Alba 'gives up fortune to marry'

    08/08/2011 11:43:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/8/11
    One of Spain's richest women, the Duchess of Alba, is reportedly giving away her personal fortune in order to marry a civil servant.The 85-year-old's personal wealth is estimated to be between 600m and 3.5bn euros (£524m and £3bn). The duchess's six children have until now opposed her plans to wed Alfonso Diez, who is 24 years her junior. Local media reports say she plans to get round her children by giving them their inheritance early. ''Alfonso doesn't want anything. All he wants is me,'' the duchess was quoted as saying earlier this year.
  • Sex Is Cheap

    03/01/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Feb. 25, 2011 | Mark Regnerus
    We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail women's: Only 43 percent of American undergraduates today are men. Last year, women made up the majority of the work force for the first time. And yet there is one area in which men are very much in charge: premarital heterosexual relationships. [snip] What many young men wish for—access to sex without too many complications or commitments—carries the day. If women were more fully in...
  • The Temperment of Russian Men

    12/28/2010 9:06:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 17+ views
    Mind of Niuhuru | December 28 2010 | Niuhuru
    What exactly is the temperment of Russian men and what sort of spouses do they make?
  • HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids)

    11/01/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    An email... | 11/1/10 | Nachum
    1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? (written by kids) -You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 -No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10 2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person...
  • Guy Marries Video Game, We Don't Judge (No Joke)

    11/20/2009 10:42:55 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 28 replies · 1,326+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 11/20/09 | Mark Wilson
    That Nene Anegasaki, she's a charmer. She's also a video game character from extreme dating sim Love Plus, now wedded to a flesh and blood gamer. The two were married when a man brought his DS along with a copy of Love Plus to a church in Guam. There's no word on honeymoon plans, but the two will be holding a small reception for family, close friends and the internet on November 22nd. (Seriously, there will be a webcam and stuff.) It just goes to show, the power of Woman has no bounds. Stick her in a digital fortress,...
  • JP refuses to marry couple

    10/15/2009 3:01:31 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 34 replies · 2,588+ views
    www.hammondstar.com ^ | 10/15/09 | Don Ellzey
    Hammond, Louisiana--A justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple last week because of concern for the children who might be born of that relationship. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace for Tangipahoa Parish’s 8th Ward, also said it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long. “I’m not a racist,” Bardwell said. “I do ceremonies for black couples right here in my house. My main concern is for the children.” Beth Humphrey, 30, said she and her boyfriend, Terence McKay, 32, both of Hammond, intend to consult the...
  • It Might Be True That 'Men Marry Their Mothers'

    05/06/2008 8:18:09 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 123+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-7-2008 | University of Iowa Health Sciences.
    It Might Be True That 'Men Marry Their Mothers' ScienceDaily (May 7, 2008) — Whether a young man's mother earned a college degree and whether she worked outside the home while he was growing up seems to have an effect years later when he considers his ideal wife, according to a study by University of Iowa sociologist Christine Whelan. High-achieving men -- those who earn salaries in the top 10 percent for their age and/or have a graduate degree -- are highly likely to marry a woman whose education level mirrors their mom's. Nearly 80 percent of the high-achieving men...
  • France's Nicolas Sarkozy Marries Carla Bruni

    02/02/2008 7:34:00 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 1,051+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-2-2008 | Peter Allen
    France's Nicolas Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni By Peter Allen in Paris Last Updated: 3:04pm GMT 02/02/2008 French president Nicolas Sarkozy has married ex-supermodel Carla Bruni in a "secret" ceremony at the Elysée Palace in Paris. The world watched the couple on holiday in Egypt The wedding took place just two and a half months after they met, and three and a half months after he divorced his second wife. They were married at 11am with François Lebel, mayor of Paris's fashionable 8th arrondissement - in which the palace is situated - officiating. Mr Sarkozy, 53, and Miss Bruni, 40, exchanged...
  • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Marriage Could be Eliminated in Future

    08/27/2007 7:27:23 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 64 replies · 1,707+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 27, 2007
    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Marriage Could be Eliminated in Future SACRAMENTO, August 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In legal briefs submitted to the California Supreme Court, which is considering whether to license "same-sex marriages" next year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown both stated that a future Legislature could abolish marriage and yank marriage rights from a married husband and wife. A group hoping to place a question on the 2008 ballot to defend traditional marriage suggests that the briefs are evidence of the urgent need for the ballot initiative. In the Governor's brief, filed by his team...
  • Court: Gays Can't Come to Mass. to Marry...

    03/30/2006 9:29:18 AM PST · by crushelits · 19 replies · 815+ views
    yahoo ^ | March 30, 2006 | JAY LINDSAY
    Same-sex couples from states where gay marriage is banned cannot legally marry in Massachusetts, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Judicial Court, which three years ago made Massachusetts the first state to legalize gay marriage, upheld a 1913 state law that forbids nonresidents from marrying in Massachusetts if their marriage would not be recognized in their home state. "The laws of this commonwealth have not endowed non-residents with an unfettered right to marry," the court wrote in its 38-page opinion. "Only non-resident couples who come to Massachusetts to marry and intend to reside in this commonwealth thereafter can...
  • How do you decide whom to marry?

    02/12/2006 11:14:48 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 44 replies · 740+ views
    Car Talk ^ | 05/18/1999 | David Weeks
    HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY? 1) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. -- Alan, age 10 2) No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kirsten, age 10 WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED? 1) Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by...
  • Italian Catholics advised not to marry Muslims

    11/30/2005 3:48:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1,155+ views
    timesonline ^ | November 30, 2005 | By Times Online and agencies
    The head of the Italy’s Roman Catholic episcopal conference has called on priests to advise Catholics against marrying Muslims. Cultural differences over issues such as the role of women and the education of children made such partnerships very difficult, said Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Vicar General of Rome. In a document released to the conference of bishops yesterday, Cardinal Ruini wrote: "The experience of recent years leads us as a general rule to advise against or in any case to discourage these marriages. "Mixed Catholic and Muslim couples who intend to have a family have other difficulties above and beyond...
  • N.D. Man Asks: 'Will You Mary Me?'

    10/13/2005 4:50:16 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 13, 2005 | AP
    HILLSBORO, N.D. - It's the thought that counts when it comes to a marriage proposal. ADVERTISEMENT Chris Mueller, 25, was nearly finished etching the big question into a harvested soybean field when he realized the 'm' in 'marry' took up too much room. Since he couldn't erase a plowed field, he had a decision to make. "I figured it would look better to spell it wrong and get a laugh out of it, rather than botch it all," Mueller told the Grand Forks Herald. "I could have fit all the letters in, but it would have looked tacky." Instead, it...
  • Tsunami's teenage brides take place of the lost women

    06/05/2005 6:42:18 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 26 replies · 1,552+ views
    Times Online ^ | 06JUN05 | Catherine Philp
    Girls of 16 are married off for safety NAGARANI never dreamt that she would be married at 16. That was before the Boxing Day tsunami washed away her family’s home and left her, her widowed mother and younger sisters with nowhere to live but a relief camp packed with other homeless villagers. First came the looks from the older men, then the visits to propose marriage. Then a neighbour threatened to kidnap her and tried to snatch her on her way to market. Her mother had had enough. “You must marry,” she told Nagarani. “How long can I look after...
  • Hundreds of gays, lesbians to marry today (Houston, Texas)

    02/12/2005 6:17:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies · 1,344+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/12/05 | ALLAN TURNER
    Hundreds of gays, lesbians to marry today By ALLAN TURNER Houston Chronicle Feb. 12, 2005, 1:06AM Wedding bells will ring this afternoon for Mike and Vince, Michelle and Kelly, Dennis and Bruce and hundreds of other Houston gays and lesbians who will tie the knot in what may be Texas' largest same-sex wedding — a wedding that, although the state rejects its validity, participants insist will strengthen their relationships and provide a beacon to future generations. Between 100 and 200 couples are expected for the mass wedding ceremony at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th St., which ministers to...
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • Marrying moms, dads need apply (Proposed "Marry Your Baby's Daddy" Day)

    01/06/2005 2:07:32 PM PST · by mountaineer · 12 replies · 542+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan. 6 2005 | Adam Nichols
    Unwed parents are being seduced into wedlock by a New York writer fighting to reverse an anti-marriage trend. Author Maryann Reid is tempting couples with kids to take the plunge in a high-profile, all-expenses paid event - called Marry Your Baby Daddy Day. She is looking for 10 couples who will tie the knot in an effort to halt a trend that, she claims, has 70% of black parents living outside wedlock. "Everybody in the African-American community knows a baby mama or a baby daddy," she said, using slang terms to refer to single parents. "It's almost become trendy in...
  • Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.

    12/10/2004 11:36:01 AM PST · by DBeers · 105 replies · 3,653+ views
    townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2004 | Warren Throckmorton
    Hey Kids! Want Good Sex? Try Abstinence.Warren ThrockmortonAs a mental health counselor, I am really troubled by the numbers of adolescents that I have counseled who cried for days and hurt for years because they engaged in "safer sex" within dead end, unfulfilling relationships. Sadly, they learned that “safer sex” can be hazardous to their emotional health. I think the current political debate concerning abstinence vs. contraceptive based sexual education has failed to include an important variable in the discussion of what to teach in school: sexual well being. In many contemporary sexual education curricula, young boys and girls who...
  • Siblings fight law to marry!

    02/24/2004 6:36:30 PM PST · by vannrox · 42 replies · 484+ views
    News.com (Australian) ^ | 2-20-04 | Editorial Staff
    A WEST AUSTRALIAN couple who are brother and sister by adoption but unrelated by blood are battling a federal law preventing them from marrying. Kevin and Deborah Jefferies have been in love for at least 10 years and wish to get married, but under the Federal Marriage Act 1961 ? which prevents brothers and sisters from marrying ? their relationship is taboo. The couple became siblings on paper when their parents married and Kevin's father adopted Deborah and her sisters. "There's so many people who can get divorced so easily ? we can't even get married to start with," Kevin...
  • Human rights Campaign Radio Ad oppossing FMA on during Rush.(Radio Stealth Barf Alert)

    01/12/2004 11:43:35 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 12 replies · 156+ views
    Radio | 1/12/2004 | self
    I was listening to Rush and the Human Rights Campain, (a homosexual lobby group) had a Radio ad quoting conservatives and misquoting some I believe. These leftist groups were portraying themselves as "conservative" advocates to not amend the constitution. They were saying that protecting marrige trivializes the constitution. (like making 18 the age of majority was trivial?) They ignore that Marriage is now a federal issue. They ignore that the FMA returns the issue to the states. It is ironic that the Homosexuals feel so threatened by the FMA that they would advertise during the Rush Limbaugh show with a...
  • Injured Biker Proposes at Crash Site

    01/01/2004 1:33:09 PM PST · by Gone_Postal · 7 replies · 269+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 12/31/03 | The Associated Press
    <p>PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) - As soon as a group of fellow bikers pulled the handlebars out of his abdomen after his motorcycle crash, Brian Shipwash wanted to do one more thing in case he died.</p> <p>So he reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box, broken and blood-spattered, with a ring inside and asked Shandra Miller to marry him.</p>
  • The Anti-Father Police State

    12/25/2003 5:04:53 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 52 replies · 433+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | December 23, 2003 | Stephen Baskerville
    The Anti-Father Police State December 23, 2003 by Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D. Columnist Cathy Young is known for her even-handed attempts to cut through the pretensions of both the left and right. She has also shown considerable courage by delving into what for many journalists is a no-go zone: divorce and fathers' rights. So it is a little awkward to find myself cast as one of her combatants, with my own views and others' whom I typify characterized as "extreme." In the December issue of Reason magazine, Young sorts out, with her customary balance, a debate between proponents of Clinton-Bush family...
  • Pakistani Women To Marry Freely

    12/20/2003 9:10:13 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 186+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-20-2003 | Zaffar Abbas
    Pakistani women to marry freely By Zaffar Abbas BBC correspondent in Islamabad The ruling will give women in Pakistan more choice Pakistan's supreme court has declared that adult Muslim women can marry anyone of their own free will. The ruling overturns an earlier verdict by a high court that described such a marriage without the permission of a father or brother as invalid. Pakistan's human rights campaigners have fought against the verdict for about six years. They described it as contrary to Islamic injunctions and discriminatory towards women. Legal wrangling The controversy over the right of a woman to marry...
  • Muslims Urged to Marry More Wives

    09/16/2003 11:53:28 AM PDT · by ktw · 40 replies · 473+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | September 15, 2003 | Daily Trust (Abuja)-Salisu Zakari Maradun Gusau
    Muslims in the country have been urged to marry more than one wife so as to reduce the number of unmarried women (spinsters) roaming the streets of the cities without husbands.
  • 'Who Wants to Marry My Daughter'? Southbridge family holding auditions for possible suitors

    08/19/2003 10:57:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 202 replies · 761+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 08-17-03 | Peter DeMarco
    <p>If it's true that a woman has to kiss many frogs before she finds her prince, then Kimberly Devlin's lips must be turning green. Recent first dates -- they usually end there -- have asked her to pay the check, have lied about owning a car, or have fibbed about their line of work. The last man who asked her out, though nice enough, was a walking billboard for his tattoo parlor and wore more earrings than the 22-year-old Devlin could count.</p>
  • Wedded to Government [Libertarian Bankruptcy - Proof # 2]

    08/15/2003 1:46:04 AM PDT · by artemiss · 5 replies · 160+ views
    American Outlook Today , The Hudson Institute ^ | August 14, 2003 | Sherry Eros
    Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, took conservatives to task for offering legislation to promote marriage, in his July 29, 2003 New York Times op-ed, "Wedded to Poverty." Tanner may well be correct in claiming that conservative do-gooders are going astray in promoting marriage through the "welfare reauthorization bill passed by the House and awaiting action by the Senate: a proposal to spend nearly $2 billion over the next six years to encourage people to marry." Countless governmental and nongovernmental undertakings have foundered on the fallacy bearing the Latin name post hoc, ergo...
  • NEW RIGHTS FOR TRANSEXUALS --- Transexuals will be allowed to marry in their adoptive sex

    07/11/2003 7:03:31 AM PDT · by bedolido · 23 replies · 627+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 07/11/03 | Staff Writer
    Transexuals will be allowed to marry in their adoptive sex and apply for birth certificates showing their new genders under new Government proposals. But in a concession to the Anglican Church, priests will for the first time be able to refuse to carry out a marriage ceremony if the bride or groom is a transexual. Minister at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, Lord Filkin, said the concession was a result of "disquiet" from some in the Church over the new rights. Transexuals who want to register under their new genders will be able to apply to a new authorising body,...
  • Gay Marriage! What, Are You NUTS?

    06/21/2003 1:47:48 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 26 replies · 353+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 21 June 2003 | Doc Farmer
    Gay Marriage! What, Are You NUTS? Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, June 21, 2003 Our neighbours to the North--the Canadians (or, as Robin Williams described them, ''a loft apartment above a really great party'')--have come up with a new touchy-feely (Ick!) concept to make the world a better, if more bizarre place. State-recognised same-sex marriages. Now, I want to talk to all of the homosexuals out there reading this article. As a male lesbian, I can sympathize with you. Well, somewhat. And I want to ask you all a very important question. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR TINY LITTLE MINDS? I’m...
  • Vanity Conservative Dating

    06/03/2003 9:10:10 PM PDT · by oceanperch · 277 replies · 341+ views
    vanity for a family | June 3,2003 | Oceanperch
    You Guys are going to flame me for this but here goes: I have a couple who are dear freinds. They are retired conservative parents of a disabled adult/child. They have a wonderful son who is part of the Portland Coast Guard. He is an active Libertarian who has a home here on the coast down the street from the Parents so as to care for his disabled sister on the week ends. Great young man at 38 never been married looking for a very conservative woman (keeps dating not by choice Liberal woman). Looking for marraige and does not...
  • Study: Marrying cousins not so risky

    05/30/2002 7:49:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,444+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-17-02 | Editorial Staff
    Study: Marrying cousins not so risky / CNN Health PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- The risk of birth defects in children born to couples who are first or second cousins isn't as high as many experts had believed, according to a study that sheds new light on a practice that is stigmatized in many Western cultures. The study released Wednesday says married cousins are still more likely than unrelated couples to have children with a birth defect, significant mental retardation or serious genetic disease. An unrelated couple has about a 3 percent to 4 percent risk of having a child with...