ShawnDoc: one of the two people getting married needs to be a member of the tribe.
2xhelix: The two men are planning a wedding ceremony on Halloween in the presence of family and friends, and they invited Oklahoma's Gov. Mary Fallin - a fierce opponent of gay marriage. She politely declinedColor me shocked.
ShawnDoc: Per TFA, one of the two people getting married needs to be a member of the tribe. So not quite a way around the Oklahoma law for the majority of gay people there
NewportBarGuy: Nice!Stick it to the hicks and make a tidy profit. Win! Win!
Sgt Otter: NewportBarGuy: Nice!Stick it to the hicks and make a tidy profit. Win! Win!I had a TDY to Fort Sill once. The only thing that would improve that state is an orbital strike.
gameshowhost: The US Constitution and tribal sovereignty, so there.[img.fark.net image 600x610]
hardinparamedic: *Except when federal disaster aid is required, then they have to ask the state governor to declare a state of emergency for that area.
what_now: gameshowhost: The US Constitution and tribal sovereignty, so there.[img.fark.net image 600x610]Sometimes, Internet. I just don't know about you.
2xhelix: So you don't necessarily need to.Also, a very large number of the gay community here in the state that I know, can claim at least a single native ancestor, which is all that's needed for membership in some tribes.
coco ebert: That. Is. Awesome.
jshine: If the technicality is that 'tribal land isn't technically a part of Oklahoma, so different laws apply', then why not just get married in a state where its already legal? Different laws apply in other states, too. There's no particular need to invoke Indian reservations, and its not like you get married every day, so the travel burden would be minimal.
jshine: If the technicality is that 'tribal land isn't technically a part of Oklahoma, so different laws apply'
basemetal: Hell yeah, the Cheyenne and Arapaho casino in Concho can have a wedding chapel too, just like Vegas!
Mister Peejay: what_now: gameshowhost: The US Constitution and tribal sovereignty, so there.[img.fark.net image 600x610]Sometimes, Internet. I just don't know about you.My days of underestimating the Internet have certainly come to a middle.
jimmyjackfunk: I submitted a link (didn't get greenlit) about a gay couple who were legally married in Iowa and they moved to Oklahoma (God only knows why) and when they went to the DMV to get the last name changed on one of the gal's license, found out that even though they were legally married in another state (and I always thought a legal document from another state carried weight in the other 49 and vice versa) because Oklahoma has the defense of marriage act on the books, the union isn't recognized and therefore she can't have her name changed.
jshine: and its not like you get married every day, so the travel burden would be minimal.
T-Servo: Why should those durn Indians get special rights apart from real Oklahomans?
GungFu: [www.annarbor.com image 400x400]Oklahomo, amirite?/learnt from article the native americans think gays have special qualities...I wonder what they are. Sewing?
flondrix: Now, if she had gotten her name changed in Iowa, and got a new drivers license there, and presented that and the social security card as ID when getting her Oklahoma driver's license, it probably would have gone through as long as the DMV never caught on that she had a wife. I didn't have to present a birth certificate when getting a driver's license in a new state, I just presented the old one.
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