Researcher: cousins who marry face a slightly higher risk of babies' birth defects
The expression "kissing cousins" doesn't go far enough for Donald and Eleanore Andrews of Pennsylvania.
They are first cousins who fell in love, and got married last month. But, their wedding had to be held in Maryland -- one of 26 states that does allow first cousins to marry. There is a move under way to get the remaining states to overturn their laws banning close relatives from marrying because of genetic concerns.