Hundreds of couples celebrated Judge Kern's ruling - these anti-marriage laws that he declared unconstitutional impact real people with real lives and real families, and it's important to be reminded of that.
These couples are diverse and unique - some have married out of state, some are waiting to marry in Oklahoma, some have kids, others are waiting to have children until they can ensure their family will be respected in their home state.
So we're pretty ecstatic." Mary and Sharon met in the newsroom of , the newspaper where they still work today.
, the long-standing lawsuit filed by two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry and recognition for out-of-state marriages, the judge declared that OK laws denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples violates the United States constitution.
The ruling was immediately stayed, and it will now be heard by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (with a hearing scheduled for April 17), but it marked an amazing day for the loving couples and amazing families doing the work of marriage every single day in Oklahoma.
We would like to see the President release the files on this property that have been sealed for 50 years, then give the land back to my husband and his people.” Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, Fort Reno began as a military post established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes during the Indian Wars Era.
Jason, 36, a funeral science program student at UCO, and Darren, 48, a floral supervisor are now Jason and Darren Black Bear.
Tribal Codes Some tribes have posted their code (or portions of their code) online. National Indian Law Library The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund is a law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.
NILL maintains a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assists people with their Indian law-related research needs. The Tribal Law Gateway also allows you to search for Tribal Law Materials by Tribe.
One way for tribal nations to exercise their sovereignty is to establish their laws and codes which govern their respective communities.
This page provides links to tribes that list their own codes online.
Originally the couple planned to marry in Watonga but there was resistance from some tribal members.