Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Same-Sex Marriage vs. Cousin Marriage
Came across this photo on Facebook and did some informal research (Google) to learn that of the 50 states, 19 (including California, Alaska, New York, and Florida) permit restriction-free marriages between first cousins. This compares to just five states that recognize marriage equality. I'm not usually a big fan of this "if Brittany Spears can get married" strategy. It basically reinforces the notion that our equality only warrants consideration in the context of a comparison to another, even more inferior group. But nonetheless, this is pretty crazy. I think another fine example of just how wide the political and ideological spectrum runs in the USA.