(Closed) Really, Indiana? Really?

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Post # 3
9118 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

But don’t you dare be gay.

Post # 5
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’ve actually heard of this before. In some states they’ll even waive the age restriction if you show proof of sterilization.

Post # 7
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Yeah, I think the point is that you are old enough that you can’t reproduce.  Still, Indiana -_-**

Post # 8
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@boogiewoogies:  We got married in Indiana. My first marriage took place in Georgia where we had to have blood drawn.


Post # 11
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@boogiewoogies:  Lol, yeah, it is weird. I mean what if you did have Rubella, should that stop you from being married? I’m not sure what all they tested our blood for in GA.

Post # 12
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I actually do not have a problem with cousin marriage.  In fact, I have a huge problem with barriers to it.  It’s culturally unfavorable here in the US but historically, it’s something that’s been done for ages.

As for gay marriage, it royally pisses me off that Indiana doesn’t allow it and actually was specifically voted in by the legislature to prevent any future opportunity for gays to marry.

Edit: Indiana used to have a blood test requirement for the female to test for rubella.

Post # 13
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@boogiewoogies:  Rubella testing was just recently (within last 1-2 years) discontinued. Therefore, women in Indiana no longer have to do the test in order to obtain a marriage license.

And obviously the exception of anyone at least 65 years of age marrying a first cousin, is based on them no longer being able to procreate. Odd? A bit… But, once upon a time marriages like this weren’t unheard of.

Post # 14
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

In WI you can marry your cousin if you can prove you are sterile or if you are over 55. It’s actually a fairly common law (looks like about half the states) that you can marry your cousin if you can’t reproduce. I think the main concern is the genetic defects that can take place when relatives reproduce with each other (although I think it’s a fairly small chance). 

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