Mississippi Code Title 97. Crimes § 97-29-9. Leaving state to marry because of kindred prohibition

If any persons, citizens or residents of this state, who are prohibited by the laws thereof from marrying, because of kindred, shall go out of this state for the purpose of marrying, and shall marry in any other state or country and return to this state and live together and cohabit as man and wife, or be guilty of a single act of copulation, they shall, on conviction, be punished, notwithstanding their marriage out of this state, by imprisonment in the penitentiary not longer than ten years, or be fined five hundred dollars, or both.


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