Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tribal fight in Okalahoma over marriage of native American gay couple

Jason Pickel and Darren Blackbear were going to travel to Iowa to get married, but a call to tribal authorities revealed they didn't have to: they live within the tribe's jurisdiction and are of native American descent so they were able to get married on a Okalahoma Cheyenne/Arapahoe reservation since no gender criteria are specified and the jurisdiction is not bound by Oklahoma's prohibition of marriage equality. They were told to "Come one down. It's 20 bucks."
     Now, however, some tribal homophobes, like Chief of Staff Ida Hoffman, want to put a stop to tribal same sex marraiges.

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