The following Native American Tribes within the USA have legalized same-sex marriage: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Coquille Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Santa Ysabel Tribe, and Suquamish Tribe
Same Sex Marriage is equal to marriage at both the state and federal level now; BUT only is states that have legalized it, once a gay married couple crosses the state's boarders their marriage dissolves and they are legally strangers.
OK I'm currently living in Virginia, what does that necessarily mean for homosexuals who live in this state? I'm a straight ally, but I have noticed quite a bit of homophobia around here. Not that there wasn't in New York State where I used to live, but I think most of the marriage equality support came from New York City. Upstate Western New York is a completely different issue and many can be as Conservative as any Bible Belter.
Right now a federal judge as struck down the ban on same-sex marriage HOWEVER the ban is still in place because the judge's ruling is being appealed to a circuit court , and from there that ruling may be appealed to the US Supreme court, we will just have to wait and see.
Sounds like a pretty awesome Judge. Let's hope for the best and that the courts will rule the ban unconstitutional and allow homosexuals to marry in Virginia. After all, Virginia is for lovers! At least one customer came into the store that I work at that said they needed to "get with the times" and let y'all get married.
Come on you negligent states get with the program! Let these guys get married for crying out loud!
In any case, while I do support homosexual's right to get married, marriage itself isn't a guarantee that two people will be together forever. People don't need a piece of paper to love each other. Either way, the choice between two consenting couples should still be there regardless if they have different or matching genitalia.
Yeh I am more like hardcore for it not because of love but because of the 1400 benefits of legal recognition and the pitfalls of having kids while NOT being a married couple .... but I still don't support civil union because that's just saying we are less then opposite-sex couples
Don't give up hope. Y'all need to keep fighting. Send petitions, get both LBGT and straight allies to sign it. If the Supreme court is capable of ruling a ban on same sex-marriage unconstitutional, maybe it'll become a federal thing and then all states will have to recognize it. However, due to separation of Church and State, I don't think religions would necessarily need to recognize it.
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Actually, this is from experience while living in that state for sixteen years :/ I've heard about stories of people attacking homosexuals in Oklahoma and even my mall-cop of a step father hated homosexuals and would stop someone gay just to harass them
Luckily, I'm in Canada, and it is legal country wide, but it's bullshit that a person could legitimately be incarcerated for marrying someone! who just happens to have the same genetalia/gender identity. Though it's also illegal to be transgendered in Hawaii, as I've heard.