Gay marriage may test Native American sovereignty

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COOS BAY, Ore.-Kitzen and Jeni Branting have been in a committed lesbian relationship since high school and plan to get legally married in Oregon next spring. True, voters amended the state Constitution in 2004 to allow marriage only between only a man and a woman. And Congress outlawed gay marriage more than a decade ago. […]

  • Amy Stinnett

    I think this is terrific news. Native Americans are exercising their rights to recognize GLBT people as human beings in a way that the United States has not been able to. The state and federal governments should take a lesson in social justice from this tribe and understand that civil rights should extend to all citizens, not just ones whose mode of existense is acceptable to those with the purse strings.