Skip to comments.11 Native American Tribes, Including The Two Largest, Prohibit Gay Marriage
Posted on 06/08/2015 8:29:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Tribal laws of the two largest Native American tribes in the United States prohibit gay marriage, as do the laws of nine other smaller tribes.
The Navajo and Cherokee Nations, the first and second largest tribes respectively, together have about 600,000 members. The nine smaller tribes that ban gay marriage have another 350,000 members. These tribes all either define marriage as between a man and a woman or explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Since 2011, six of the eleven tribes revisited and upheld their preexisting legal definitions of marriage as between a man and a woman, AP researchers found.
Due to their status as sovereign nations, these 11 tribes will not need to change their marriage laws, which govern nearly one million tribal members, even if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage later this month.
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They may be doing this for survival reasons!!
My guess is that their tax status won’t be challenged.
Elizabeth Warren said to be confused.
I mean, even more so than she already is.
The lavender mafia will soon launch an assault and boycott on the Indian casino business. “Hypocrites!” “Intolerant bigots!” “yadda yadda yadda!”
Presents a bit of a problem for the left, eh? Bwahaha!
Prediction: They’ll be bribed or coerced into it.
By my calculations Captain, this narrative mixes together Liberal Matter and Anti-matter, and should result in a giant head explosion.
Solution: Stand by for the State Run Media convoluted, flaming hypocrite explanation of how the simple, gentle, victim class of the American Engine is in fact not gay bashing another member of the victim class.
When worlds collide...
Well, they Obviously need to be invaded, or send more money to Democrats to buy absolution from the Church of Liberalism!
...well at least one group has some brains....
Depends on the tribes’ perspective, I guess. After all, some of them used to allow SSM with “two-spirits”.
Such people were considered "clowns" or "dandies". They were generally restricted to certain professions and never allowed to be warriors.
Certainly they were never allowed to act like they were married and take children from other normal couples to raise as their own.
They were regarded, much as mentally defectives, dwarfs and epileptics were, as "spirit touched". This was not generally considered a good thing.
[.well at least one group has some brains.]
And I will bet they have the cojones to back that up too.
The Navajo Nation: "Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited."
The Cherokee Nation, based in Oklahoma: "No marriage shall be contracted ... between parties of the same gender."
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, based in North Carolina: "The licensing and solemnization of same sex marriages are not allowed within this jurisdiction."
The Chickasaw Nation, based in Oklahoma: "No Marriage will be recognized between persons of the same sex."
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians, based in Washington state: "No marriage license shall be issued or marriage performed unless the persons to be married are of the opposite sex and at least sixteen (16) years of age."
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma: "The court is not authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony or issue a marriage certificate to a couple if they are of the same sex."
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, based in Oklahoma: "Same gender marriage prohibited. A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another Indian Nation or state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation."
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin: "A marriage may be contracted under this law between two (2) adults who ... are of the opposite sex."
The Osage Nation, based in Oklahoma: "A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another jurisdiction shall not be recognized as valid and binding in the Osage Nation ..."
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa: "Same gender marriages prohibited. Only persons of the opposite gender may marry."
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma: "Person of the same gender will not be allowed to marry or divorce."
Did you ever read “Clan of the Cave Bear” and all those other books in that series? The shamans (witch doctors/medicine men, etc.) and artists were usually homos.
The Feds will just break another treaty if one is available.
The tribes have a sovereignty from the dictates of the federal government that states can only dream of.
Not a good idea if they ever hope to win at gambling.
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