Mexican Law/marriage

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I want to know if its legal to get married with my cousin in Mexico i live in Canada and he lives in El Salvador back him our country its not allowed we fell in love and now we want to get married because i would love to bring him here to live with me in Canada i was told that if we go to Mexico we can get married if this true can we go to Mexico and get illegal married thank you

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Deare Sara,

Every Mexican state has it's own Código Civil which contains the rules regarding marriage. However, the Código Civil del Distrito Federal is considered the lowest common denominator of Civil Code in Mexico. According to that Code, it appears as if you can legally marry your cousin.

ARTICULO 156.- Son impedimentos para celebrar el matrimonio:
(REFORMADA, G.O. 25 DE MAYO DE 2000)
I.- La falta de edad requerida por la Ley;
(REFORMADA, G.O. 25 DE MAYO DE 2000)
II.- La falta de consentimiento del que, o los que ejerzan la patria potestad, el tutor o el Juez
de lo Familiar en sus respectivos casos;
(REFORMADA, G.O. 25 DE MAYO DE 2000)
III.- El parentesco de consanguinidad, sin limitación de grado en línea recta ascendiente o
descendiente. En la línea colateral igual, el impedimento se extiende hasta los hermanos y
medios hermanos. En la colateral desigual, el impedimento se extiende solamente a los tíos
y sobrinos, siempre que estén en tercer grado y no hayan obtenido dispensa;

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