Newlyweds Angie and Michael, who are first cousins, recently tied the knot in Colorado, where marriage between first cousins is permitted. Their home state of Utah does not recognize such marriages.

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“There was no sense of ‘this is wrong,’” says Angie, adding, “It felt right and it needed to happen.”

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Michael says living in Utah, they could be arrested or potentially prosecuted under that state’s incest laws, if they have sex in the state.

The couple acknowledges they could have kept their marriage a secret. Why do they say they decided to go public?

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