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I married my cousin in daytona florida, by a notary, will my

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I married my cousin in daytona florida, by a notary, will my state of ohio view it as valid,since the state of ohio doesnt allow first cousin marriages ?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 7 months ago.

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If you married in Florida, then Ohio will recognize the marriage under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the US Constitution. That means that if you enter into a contract in one state that is legally binding in that state, it will be recognized in every other state in the US.

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So since FL allows first cousin marriages, it would be legally recognized in Ohio as a matter of law.

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