My girlfriend and I are first cousins. We realize this is an impediment to marriage, but that according to the Code of Canon Law we can be granted a dispensation.
Unfortunately we live in states that will not issue us a marriage license. Canon Law doesn’t seem to address this and we are wondering if our local Diocese can issue the dispensation and then get married at a church in a neighboring state that will issue a marriage license.
We would also be interested in talking with a couple who has received such a dispensation. Canon Law is silent on the process and my research only turns up that the request must be made in writing. We could really use some guidance.