Welcome to cousincouples.com! I have met many school teachers over the years on this website. What is it with school teachers and cousin relationships? :biggrin: The first one I met was dating her cousin, a cop.
As I'm sure you are aware, there is a difference in civil and criminal laws. It is my understanding that OK has no criminal laws against cousins. In other words, their law doesn't define cousins as illegal notwithstanding their prohibition against cousin marriage. The criminal portion would be spelled out under an incest law.
Of course, they could have changed their incest law yesterday. This was worded in their marriage law when I first researched state laws: "Provided, that any marriage of first cousins performed in another state authorizing such marriages, which is otherwise legal, is hereby recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of such marriage.
" It is recorded on my state marriage law page, http://www.cousincouples.com/?page=states
Some of that information is around ten years old;. Why not speak with a local attorney? It would be worth a few hundred bucks to get to the bottom of the matter. Of course, you could do the work yourself online. You just need to look up the current civil marriage laws and the laws on incest. It would be cool if you could hire a paralegal online in your state to do the legwork. A Google search could get you hooked up.
Please let us know if you find out anything different.
Oh, I was looking around for the OK incest law. I found it here: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=69416
If the marriage law hasn't changed, your marriage would not be a criminal offense if married legally in another state. Your state law explicitly allows you to marry in another state and that is good news. Police officers can't simply arrest you for such a charge anyway. A cop would need the approval from the DA and a grand jury indictment, at least in my state, to arrest you. In your state, it doesn't appear to be a crime to be legally married to your cousin.
As always, talk to an attorney in your area. Never take legal advice from a bunch of crazed cousin lovers! :biggrin: