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Utah cousins marry and seek to have union legally recognized

Posted at 11:30 AM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 14:30:26-05

A pair of first cousins are now husband and wife and looking to change marriage laws where they live.

Michael and Angie Lee say they have loved one another since they were children but social norms and Utah law kept them apart for years.

They recently traveled to Colorado to legally wed.

"We're like OK this is crazy but we're adults now we're single now we're just going to go for it," said Michael. "No one I've ever been with will make me feel as perfect as she does and her being my cousin and some of the responses is a small price to pay."

The couple's marriage is not recognized in Utah. They are petitioning to change the law.

Story courtesy of ABC6 and ABC7.