A gay couple in Oklahoma found a way to bypass the state’s same-sex marriage ban by obtaining a marriage license from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes on October 18. Since state laws do not apply on sovereign Native-American land, Jason Pickel called the tribe after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act to inquire if he and his boyfriend Darren Black Bear could get married. Both Pickel and Black Bear are members of the tribe and the marriage was allowed because the tribe’s legal code does not specify gender. Read The Stream’s storify on the event here.
Y’all better work around that white supremacist and heterosexist bullshit, yaaaassss
Queer indigenous people fighting two fronts like the badasses they are.
Fun fact: One of these guys is the brother of my uncle’s ex-wife
I feel like this should be one of those things you reblog right before the new year.