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To: neverdem
This year the Texas Legislature made is a second degree felony -- maximum punishment 20 years in prison -- to commit incest by having sexual relations with your first cousin.

The Texas Legislature did not see fit to change the law that makes it a third degree felony -- maximum punishment 5 years in prison -- to commit incest by having sexual relations with your sister.

The legislative update I heard that at, being full of South Texas lawyers, blamed this discrepancy on the proclivities of Legislators from East Texas, near the Arkansas and Louisiana borders.

29 posted on 08/04/2005 2:05:11 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner
"This year the Texas Legislature made is a second degree felony -- maximum punishment 20 years in prison -- to commit incest by having sexual relations with your first cousin."

Thats interesting because I read that studies have shown that children produced by marriages between first cousins have no more genetic defects than that of the general population.

I guess this is a law that was passed because legislators find relations between first cousins icky. lol
33 posted on 08/04/2005 2:18:04 PM PDT by monday
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I happen to know a Texas couple who are cousins and are married. (They did not know each other as children.)

While it is odd for someone to marry their cousin, it is not incest by Biblical standards. (See Leviticus 18.)
39 posted on 08/04/2005 3:18:11 PM PDT by unlearner
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