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The Act, last amended on October 21, 2016, states:23.2 — Marriages of parties within a prohibited relationship are marriages: Between a person and an ancestor or descendant of the person; or Between a brother and sister (whether of the whole blood or the half-blood) Currently, the Act states marriage is "the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life".The Federal Government announced this week that it would gauge public sentiment on same-sex marriage via a voluntary postal plebiscite.It looks like the current 1983 code added an additional degree (3rd ⇒ 4th).
The second degree in the collateral line (brother/sister) is never dispensed.
Consanguinity up to the fourth degree of the collateral line is an impediment to marriage (canon 1091.2).
Consanguinity is computed by counting each person, not including the common ancestor (canon 108).
Although common in centuries gone by, inter-family marriage creates enormous genetic stress, Professor David Thorburn of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute said."There is an increased risk of having what is called recessive diseases," Professor Thorburn said."First cousins share about one-eighth of that variable part of the genetic material."Professor Thorburn said this meant married relatives had a slightly lifted risk of having a child with a congenital or inherited disorder.
Around one-quarter of the variable material is shared between uncles, aunties, nieces and nephews."All of us are at around a 3 per cent risk of having a child with congenital anomaly; the risk is roughly double for children of first cousins," the professor said.