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1ST-COUSINS MEASURE PASSES; `VOYEURISTIC PRESS’ CRITICIZED

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Are you a reader who finds interesting Sen. Millie Peterson's effort to let first cousins marry?

If you are, you are but a victim of a "voyeuristic press," at least according to Peterson, D-West Valley. In fact, Peterson argued Friday that her bill would not have been of interest to anyone had not the press made a big deal about it."It has been a voyeuristic press that is concerned about something of this nature," she said. "It sells papers."

Attacking the press, an increasingly popular pastime this legislative session, proved a successful tack as senators voted 24-1 in favor of her bill. Amendments added to the legislation allows first cousins to marry if they are 65 or older, or at age 55 or older if the court certifies they are unable to reproduce.