Can a California man legally marry his widows sister?

Is it OK for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

Answer: If a man has a widow, he’s dead and can’t marry anyone. If you mean a man is a widower (his wife has died) is it legal for him to marry one of his wife’s sisters, then it is legal for him to marry his former sister in law in the United States.

In which country it is legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

In the Bible it states that if your brother/sister dies, the next brother/sister can marry their widow/widower. That is how the Church of England was formed. King Henry VIII was married to his brother’s widow – Catherine d’Aragon.

Is it legal for you to marry your widow’s sister explain?

As no state law sanctions the marriage of a deceased person (I hope!), the answer to the question is almost certainly “no.” The discussion of illegality isn’t relevant.

Can a person marry his sister?

Section 5 of the Hindu Marriage Act bans, among other things, marriage between a brother and sister, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, or children of brother and sister or of two brothers or of two sisters. The marriage is void, unless the custom of the community permits it.

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In which form of marriage can a man marry sisters of his wife?

Sororal polygyny, a marriage of two or more sisters and a man.

When did it become legal to marry your dead wife’s sister?

The Deceased Wife’s Sister’s Marriage Act 1907 (7 Edw. 7 c. 47) removed the prohibition (although it allowed individual clergy, if they chose, to refuse to conduct marriages which would previously have been prohibited).

What state can I marry my sister?


State First cousin marriage allowed Sexual relations or cohabitation allowed
Alaska No Yes
Arizona Only if both parties are 65 or older, or one is infertile No
Arkansas No Yes
California Yes Yes

What is it called when brothers marry sisters?

If one pair of siblings is married to another pair of siblings, the siblings-in-law are thus doubly related, each of the four both through one’s spouse and through one’s sibling, while the children of the two couples are double cousins.

What country allows sibling marriage?

The countries where you can marry your sibling under certain circumstances are Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and the Netherlands, with some exceptions in the laws of those two last countries.