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Backseat Driver

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7. Per wiki, he has at least 2 marital daughters and 2 sons. Hard to tell if his wife is a 1st cousin, but she had a
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 05:03 PM
Apr 11

different surname prior to marrying him, though it could also mean a twisted sister or a brother that legally changed his name for reasons unknown.

I don't see any idiocy in same-sex marriages except the extremely rare situation in which one or both of transgendered adult couples retain unchanged but functional apparatus who still desire to start a family one way or another(?); there's always surrogate/donor IVF human ethical errors, though, without much thought to genetic testing and counseling. That one fertility doc, turned out, had about 200 kids, indiscriminately, who might never have known they were siblings. Most are sadly horrified when couples do learn they are too closely related to marry.

That said, I also see no problems with same-sex couples raising adoptive or surrogated IVF children together in a loving household...The surrogate/donor IVF folks usually assume the same risks as any other married couple when genetic testing might locate 1st cousins' donations pre-procedures/protocols.

And finally, marriage is a license cost center for the state. I could care less if couples of any orientation/gender marry consenually for purely financial enhancement but not fraudulently for citizenship - It's none of my business--adult friends forever; adult lovers never and without the desire to add to the gene pool outside of marriage.

For the rest of the men and women in the USA, there's the choice to legally separate and/or divorce, no fault, and/or for cause as early as possible if you can make a go into the workforce. You can even do it over again with the same individual, lol! Safety nets for individuals already low on the food chain of age, wage, and disability are rapidly disappearing.

Why do I think this guy must be married to his first cousin? LOL. Vinca Apr 11 #1
I hope the hell Traildogbob Apr 11 #2
Per wiki, he has at least 2 marital daughters and 2 sons. Hard to tell if his wife is a 1st cousin, but she had a Backseat Driver Apr 11 #7
the story of that fertility doctor is insane prodigitalson Apr 12 #37
My first thought. Noe I wonder if there is more than one. twodogsbarking Apr 11 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author Marthe48 Apr 11 #11
That would be his parents? Marthe48 Apr 11 #12
Perhaps he's a product of one. "See, I turned out all right!" OAITW r.2.0 Apr 11 #16
I get the feeling his family tree is Jerry2144 Apr 11 #26
The shallow end of the gene pool. nt Dulcinea Apr 13 #46
...."Jernigan said marriage remains legal in Tennessee to this day due to a 1960 decision by Tennessee's attorney genera riversedge Apr 11 #3
I bet those two reps have some excellent banjo players amongst their constituency prodigitalson Apr 12 #38
He does have one good point. padfun Apr 11 #5
Yes, that struck me too. soldierant Apr 12 #29
First cousins are as close as grandparents/grandchildren prodigitalson Apr 12 #39
Imagine picking that political hill to die on... wildeyed Apr 11 #6
LOL jesus. 617Blue Apr 12 #40
Love is love. Mawspam2 Apr 11 #8
You could make the same argument for brother and sister Random Boomer Apr 11 #10
"were often allowed throughout history." soldierant Apr 12 #30
The haemophillia came from Queen Victoria canetoad Apr 12 #33
Exactly. Thanks for the details. soldierant Apr 12 #44
That is what the royalty did throughout history; keep it in the family peacebuzzard Apr 12 #42
Rep. Bulso shouldn't expend his energy on this,... Dan Apr 11 #9
No, Senator, you cannot make your family tree look like a tumbleweed a ArkansasDemocrat1 Apr 11 #13
Let's ask Jeff Foxworthy... OldBaldy1701E Apr 11 #15
Incredible how the Republican idea of going back to the 19th century holds water with these idiots. ificandream Apr 11 #14
If cousins don't fight against cousin marriage ban, who will? Beastly Boy Apr 11 #17
Cue the "Dueling Banjos" theme for "Deliverance." Martin68 Apr 11 #18
You do know it's legal in some progressive states, yeah? EllieBC Apr 11 #23
Not that I approve, soldierant Apr 12 #31
I didn't know that. I stand corrected. Martin68 Apr 12 #45
Bumper Sticker Seen in Tennessee Blue Streak Science Apr 11 #19
Great old song, lol catbyte Apr 11 #24
This coulda wiped out a huge chunk of the Republican dominance in the legislature. mpcamb Apr 11 #20
You can't make this up. liberal N proud Apr 11 #21
It's legal in California. EllieBC Apr 11 #22
And Shelbyville Manhattan cries rpannier Apr 11 #25
Well . . . AverageOldGuy Apr 12 #27
But it's still okay for brothers and sisters to marry, right? Ligyron Apr 12 #28
Wait! H2O Man Apr 12 #32
Inbreeding often has tragic consequences. Oopsie Daisy Apr 12 #34
My ex-GF married her 1st cousin in Alabama. In 2014. oldsoftie Apr 12 #35
LGBTQ first cousins can't prodigitalson Apr 12 #36
They only lost because some of their supporters wanted it extended to sisters, too. Wonder Why Apr 12 #41
FYI, here's a map showing whuch states allow first cousins to marry. ShazzieB Apr 12 #43
This doesn't fit the narrative!!! EllieBC Apr 13 #47
LOL! ShazzieB Apr 13 #48
California and Massachusetts allow it whereas Arkansas and Mississippi do not prodigitalson Apr 15 #49
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