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From: Isis (georgia18) DelphiPlus Member Icon1/6/06 4:17 AM 
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Top US Indian court upholds first gay marriage

January 4, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The top court of the Cherokee Nation has
declined to strike down a gay marriage in what is seen as a
pioneering case in American Indian country, the couple and officials
said on Wednesday.

Cherokee tribal members Kathy Reynolds, 29, and Dawn McKinley, 34,
married in May 2004 in Oklahoma, just weeks after the city of San
Francisco ignited a national debate on gay marriage by briefly
allowing same-sex couples to wed.

Gay rights advocates say the pair are the first registered same-sex
marriage in Indian country.

Because tribal law at the time allowed same-sex marriages, a tribal
clerk gave them a wedding certificate. But members in the Tribal
Council sued, saying the marriage would damage the reputation of the
Cherokees, and the law was later changed.

In a December 22 decision announced on Wednesday, the Judicial
Appeals Tribunal of the Cherokee Nation, the tribe's highest court in
Tahlequah, Oklahoma, rejected the request for an injunction against
the marriage.

"Members of the Tribal Council, like private Cherokee citizens, must
demonstrate a specific particularized harm," the court ruled. "In the
present case, the Council members fail to demonstrate the requisite

Historians say Native American culture before the arrival of European
settlers tolerated homosexuality, although the settlers' religious
teachings ultimately turned the tribes against it.

"Since the tribe has become so Westernized and adopted Christian
religions and European ways, they strayed away from traditional
Cherokee values of indifference," Reynolds told Reuters. "Cherokees
are very private where they respect each other and respect how they

Reynolds, a graduate student, said she had lived together with
McKinley, who works in the retail industry, for four years before
they opted to wed. Both women said their friends and family welcomed
their decision although tribal officials disapproved.

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From: ROSETTA3218/13/06 9:16 PM 
To: Isis (georgia18) DelphiPlus Member Icon unread  (2 of 3) 
 698.2 in reply to 698.1 

How do we know that this story is true ???

When I tried to read this alleged story for myself at the link provided -- all I got was:

>>Not Found

The requested URL was not found on this server. Please visit the Blogger homepage or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance. <<
How do we know that this is just the usual covert propaganda being posted on this messageboard ????  ....  like much of the trash which is posted on messageboards for "blacks."  Most of these types of stories are posted to give nonwhite real indigneous American people a bad name, and it is usually the imposters or fakes who have infiltrated our communites that are actually responsible for such unnatural and non-reproductive behavior against our Maker .... so that our people will die from the face of the earth.
I wanted to see for myself it these two alleged Cherokee Indians allegedly named "Kathy Reynolds, 29, and Dawn McKinley, 34" are real indigneous Shemite Native Americans of the USA or are simply cosmetically altered Scandinavian white males faking it as female/male Native American Indians. 

From: ctj5278/16/06 10:42 AM 
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 698.3 in reply to 698.1 

Their business...

Their choice...

And it should be their right...



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