Prohibited Degree of Kinship - Marital Prohibitions

Marital Prohibitions

The Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church have a long history of various marital prohibitions. The Church of England has always prohibited marital relationships between relatives related up to the third degree (e.g., uncle-niece).{ table of kindred and affinity 1563 usually printed with the book of common prayer 1662}

In South Korea, it had historically been forbidden to marry someone with the same surname and clan regardless of the distance of the relation. Such marriage had been prohibited by law until it was ruled unconstitutional in 1999.

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