Tribal same-sex bill OK'd, male couple marries

Mar 15, 2013 Full story: tri-cityherald.com

Tim LaCroix, 53, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, wed longtime partner Gene Barfield, 60, during a ceremony that blended familiar-sounding vows with native symbolism including drumming and the burning of pungent sage.

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Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#2 Mar 15, 2013
This is interesting.

Same-sex marriage is prohibited under an amendment to the state Constitution approved by voters in 2004.

U.S. Federally recognized Native American tribes are self-governing and not bound by the state law.

I wish I knew more about Native American / U.S. agreements. And what it says in the Constitution about agreements with native tribes.

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Since: Apr 07

Baltimore

#3 Mar 15, 2013
Ooops,

Almost forgot.

Congrats, Guys. Best wishes.
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Linares, Spain

#6 Mar 16, 2013
Congratulations from a married Cherokee and his mate.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#7 Mar 16, 2013
Given their cultural history of two-spirit individuals, I would like to see the Lakotas and the Zuni recognize SSM.

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Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Mar 16, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Given their cultural history of two-spirit individuals, I would like to see the Lakotas and the Zuni recognize SSM.
From history native Americans were highly sensitive to their gays and treated them as something wonderful and special. I am not sure of the feelings in tribal life now, and should read up on it, but this is a good sign. Congrats to the two guys!

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