4/25/2005 Add a comment

A Pensylvania couple seeks acceptance for their union. Husband and wife also happen to be cousins. What would Rick Santorum say about his own constituents?

Evidently there are also websites for "kissing cousin" devotees. The official term is "consanguineous marriage," and birth defects are twice as likely in offspring of these marriages than for those between unrelated partners. The Pennsylvania couple, however, says they have no intention of having children. But they will not be alone. They have several animals, including two guinea pigs named Beavis and Butt-Head.

One has to admit, though, that the story's author does a good job of not judging them too much. William