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Cherokee Nation Concerned By Gay Couple's Marriage Application
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Posted on 05/17/2004 8:37:17 AM PDT by esryle

TALEQUAH, Okla. -- Cherokee Nation officials are scrambling to clarify their marriage laws after a lesbian couple obtained an application for marriage.

Principal Chief Chad Smith says officials are looking into defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

This comes after a lesbian couple from Tulsa obtained an application for marriage from the tribal clerk's office.

The application is not valid until the person who performs the ceremony signs it and the couple return it to the tribal court.

Cherokee officials are trying to figure out if the same-sex marriage is sanctioned because the women received an application, or if they can throw it out if the women bring it back after the ceremony.

Oklahoma does not recognize same-sex marriages.


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanindian; americanindians; cherokee; cherokeenation; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marriage; prisoners; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 05/17/2004 8:37:19 AM PDT by esryle
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To: esryle

They will try anything and use anybody to push their agenda.


2 posted on 05/17/2004 8:43:25 AM PDT by kenth
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To: *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; ...

Homosexual Agenda Ping.... It'll be fast and furious, I will not ping y'all to everything, but whatever I deem important, and if any of you see something I should know about, pingify me!

I hope the Cherokees do the right thing. Most people I have known with much Cherokee blood have been very moral people.

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this (soon to be *very* busy pinglist!


3 posted on 05/17/2004 8:46:49 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Moral decay leads to anarchy which leads to totalitarianism.)
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To: esryle

This could be interesting. I wonder who the libs will side with - the poor oppressed Lesbians, or the poor oppressed Indians?

Probably the Lesbians, Racists that the Libs are.


4 posted on 05/17/2004 8:47:21 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: esryle
Cherokee Nation officials are scrambling to clarify their marriage laws after a lesbian couple obtained an application for marriage.
With apologies to Paul Revere and the Raiders ...
Took away our native tongue
And taught perversion to our young ...

5 posted on 05/17/2004 8:51:11 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Chad Fairbanks

For some strange reason, I've met more racist lesbians than gay men. Very very rare do I ever encounter or hear about racist gay men. My sister worked with a racist lesbian in a research project and would make the most nastiest comments about hair,etc. Unpleasant. I rather live in a roundhouse on the Navajo reservation than hang out with snooty Hampton lesbos.


6 posted on 05/17/2004 8:52:17 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: esryle

Cherokee officials speak with forked tongue. Must solve lickitysplit.


7 posted on 05/17/2004 8:54:43 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Crom!)
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To: esryle
Principal Chief Chad Smith

Chad Smith! Sounds like a great Cherokee warrior.

8 posted on 05/17/2004 8:57:24 AM PDT by Mr. Bird (Ain't the beer cold!)
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To: cyborg

Oh heck yeah. We indians are cooler than effete, snobby liberals any day.

And we look better in loin clothes, too...


9 posted on 05/17/2004 8:57:52 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: esryle

Interesting.


10 posted on 05/17/2004 9:01:15 AM PDT by ChevyZ28 (Most of us would rather be ruined by praise, than saved by criticism.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

When I attended college for the first time, I went to everyone's club meeting. The only clubs I ended up staying in was the Navajo Club and College Republicans. It was way cooler to go hiking in the canyon and go to sweat lodges than sit around listening to people bitch about white people. Borrrrring.


11 posted on 05/17/2004 9:03:51 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg

LOL... yeah. Although, in SOME college indian clubs, they don't do much hiking and spend all their time bitching about white people, so...


12 posted on 05/17/2004 9:06:57 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

For some reason, well I think know why, the Sioux people I've met talk way more. It probably depends upon how much they fought with white people *LOL* I don't mind reasonable discourse about history but too much can be depressing. I attended school during the 500th celebration of Columbus and well between the black students and indian students it was real interesting.


13 posted on 05/17/2004 9:12:15 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg

One thing that has always irked me is the belief that all Indians are the same. For example, the idea that all indians are liberals (groups like AIM and stuff are certainly no help in that regard)... I wont' even go into the other stereotypes ;0)

I've visited a lot of rez's over the years and a majority of the people I have spoken with have said pretty much the same thing - they just want to be left alone to live their lives. A few have said they wanted more "assistance" from the government, but the majority had a big distrust of the government.

I would love to see more American Indian outreach by the republicans - I think ti would pay off, and really eat into the left's voter fraud ;0)


14 posted on 05/17/2004 9:17:10 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: Mr. Bird

Lots of Cherokee look, sound, and are named indistinguishably from Anglos. I'm Iriquois, and unless I told you, you'd never tell or even guess. We assimilated, but respect our roots as well. . .


15 posted on 05/17/2004 9:17:26 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Mr. Bird

Lots of Cherokee look, sound, and are named indistinguishably from Anglos. I'm Iriquois, and unless I told you, you'd never tell or even guess. We assimilated, but respect our roots as well. . .


16 posted on 05/17/2004 9:17:32 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Salgak

Haudenosaunee bump!


17 posted on 05/17/2004 9:18:56 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: Mr. Bird

"Principal Chief Chad Smith
Chad Smith! Sounds like a great Cherokee warrior."
LOL grief i am at work and startled everyone with my laugh at that one.
So obvious and simple a phrase but for some unknown reason quite humurous


18 posted on 05/17/2004 9:21:19 AM PDT by DM1
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To: Chad Fairbanks

Conservatives should definately take an interest in Indian people since they share a distrust of big government. That's the thing I remember, is the lack of faith in government. If anyone is still interested in AIM, it's because they want to get peyote :D


19 posted on 05/17/2004 9:22:36 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: Mr. Bird
Sounds like a great Cherokee warrior.

Chad was preceded by the great Chieftess Wilma Mankiller. Contemplate that name!

One of the slightly earlier Principal Chiefs of the Cherokees was Bill Keeler, who also was Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Petroleum Company.

20 posted on 05/17/2004 9:24:06 AM PDT by Ole Okie (Who you gonna believe, this journalist or your lying ears?)
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To: esryle

Who knew that gay Indian in the Village People would be such a trend setter?


21 posted on 05/17/2004 9:25:02 AM PDT by Snuffington
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To: Ole Okie

The liberal agenda, coming soon to a wigwam near you.


22 posted on 05/17/2004 9:27:48 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: cyborg

ROTFL... ya mean like the "Native American Church"? The one that any indian can join, and legally use peyote even if their peoples never used peyeote? (I mean, how easy is Peyote to find in the Adirondacks???)


23 posted on 05/17/2004 9:28:15 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks

Yep that church... Church of the Holy Shroom.


24 posted on 05/17/2004 9:30:20 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: esryle

Also in the news: The Cherokee Nation has officially declared that grass is green and that the sky is blue.

"We never thought it needed to be said," explained an official spokesman, "but there's just no telling what these stupid white people are going to try next."


25 posted on 05/17/2004 10:03:03 AM PDT by FormerLib
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To: eastsider
With apologies to Paul Revere and the Raiders ...
Took away our native tongue
And taught perversion to our young ...

So proud to live
So proud to die...

Sorry, couldn't help it.

26 posted on 05/17/2004 10:45:40 AM PDT by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Of course! How could I have missed it?

"So Proud ..."

27 posted on 05/17/2004 10:49:12 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I would love to see more American Indian outreach by the republicans -

Have you sent that suggestion to RNC?

28 posted on 05/17/2004 11:45:25 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Crazy BurkaMan for Prez - 2004. Help him defeat Kerry! If CBM wins, he WILL take a BATH. Honest!)
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To: beachn4fun

Of course. :0)


29 posted on 05/17/2004 11:46:14 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (You make me feel warm all over. No...wait...I'm soaking in a puddle of my own urine.)
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