Two first cousins, Angie Lee and Michael Lee, have legally gotten married in the United States.
The cousins who were denied the opportunity to get married in Utah because of a state law, drove to an undisclosed site in Colorado to tie the knot on Monday.
According to a report by KTVX Angie’s dad is the oldest of 12 children, while Michael’s mom is the 5th child in the same family.
According to Utah’s state law, marriages between first cousins are considered incestuous and therefore illegal, unless both are older than 65 — or, if both are older than 55 and either person is infertile.
However, the new couple said Utah’s law is out of date. “We said, ‘OK, this is crazy, but we’re adults now. We’re single now.
We’re just going to go for it, and who cares what our family thinks,’” Angie Lee told KTVX. Michael said the couple wants to get Utah’s law overturned.