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Cherokee Nation AG Opines that Cherokee Constitution Protects Fundamental Right to Marriage; Same-Sex Marriage Legal at Cherokee
Here is the opinion: Hembree Opinion An excerpt: For the reasons discussed below, it is the official opinion of the Attorney General that the Cherokee Nation Constitution protects the fundamental right to marry, establish a family, raise children and enjoy the full … Continue reading →
My article on tribal laws relating to same-sex marriage has just been published in Columbia Human Rights Law Review. It delves into the twelve tribal laws that allow same-sex marriage and also looks at tribal DOMAs, tribal domestic partnership laws, … Continue reading →
Our own Ann Tweedy has posted her very interesting and relevant paper, “Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage: Theory, Process, and Content,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1996, Congress, in enacting the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), took … Continue reading →
Hubba wha? Here, “The Worst Argument Ever Made Against Gay Marriage” by David S. Cohen. An excerpt: I won’t hide the ball here, so here it is: Gay people should not be able to get married because Pocahontas married John … Continue reading →
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Here. New Mexico has seen celebrations across the state since its highest court 10 days ago unanimously ruled it was unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to same-sex couples. Not so for the sovereign Navajo Nation, whose borders spill over … Continue reading →
Here: Hollingsworth v. Perry — affirming lower court decision striking down Cal. Prop. 8 United States v. Windsor — striking down DOMA
Among those who have suffered the denial of basic human rights in this country, Native Americans can unfortunately take a prominent place. Because their historic experience of prejudice strongly resonates to this day, the Santa Ysabel Tribe, founded in 1893 … Continue reading →
Tim LaCroix and his longtime partner, Gene Barfield, will be guests of President Barack Obama on Thursday at a reception honoring LGBT Pride Month, MLive.com reportedtoday. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The men were married in March by … Continue reading →
AP story here. Slate Article including video of the song is here. NPR story here. Maori Party Speech/Press Release here.