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Therefore, again, ask these questions before things go too far. Many states already prohibit intermarriage between close relatives, but in the case of first cousins you would need a dispensation from the Church to marry that person, as it is strongly discouraged. The process of having the Catholic Church examine whether your previous marriage(s) was/were valid isn’t difficult at all, but what you want to make sure is that your person of interest is willing to go through the process to possibly have their previous marriage(s) annulled.It does not recognize, even as a civil marriage, a contracted relationship between persons of the same gender.So if they had a sex change operation you better find out! Are you willing to get married in the Catholic Church or have our marriage blessed or Convalidated (if it was a civil marriage)? Marriage preparation classes are required (mixed marriage or not) in every Diocese; whether you you are going to be married inside or outside of the Catholic Church. A classes just to learn about the faith, whether they decide to enter the Church or not, because it is expected that the couple will raise their children in the faith. Are you willing to have our children Baptized and raised Catholic? This is probably one of the more difficult questions, but prior to having your marriage approved the Catholic partner will be asked to be faithful to his or her faith and to “promise to do all in his or her power” to have their children baptized and raised in the Catholic faith.What do you think, is right or wrong if a Catholic and a Christian were to marry?Answer: I am deeply concerned for you and your friend.