We Don’t Put Up With Kiss'n Cousins… (Unless They Came That Way)
We understand that the bible is okay with cousin couples, but we still forbid it, in Oklahoma. Now, if you come from a state that allows ‘cousin couples’ then you can get married there and Oklahoma will respect your marriage as valid.
Marriages between ancestors and descendants of any degree, of a stepfather with a stepdaughter, stepmother with stepson, between uncles and nieces, aunts and nephews, except in cases where such relationship is only by marriage, between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood, and first cousins are declared to be incestuous, illegal and void, and are expressly prohibited. 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.
R.L.1910, § 3884; Laws 1965, c. 101, § 1; Laws 1967, c. 344, § 1; Laws 1969, c. 139, § 1, emerg. eff. April 9, 1969.
§43-17. Punishment for violations.
Any person violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for the first conviction, and for any second or subsequent conviction by a fine of not less than Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
Laws 1941, p. 170, § 2.
§43-18. Injunction against violations.
In addition to the penalty provided in Section 2 hereof for a violation of this act, a cause of action shall exist in favor of any citizen of any county, or in favor of the State of Oklahoma on the relation of the district attorney of any county where the offense is committed to apply to the district court of the county for an injunction restraining the violation of this act.
Laws 1941, p. 170, § 3.