Kudos of the Week: The Native American Osage Nation

Its been two years since the United States Supreme Court recognized, and legalized, same-sex marriage — and because of this, I have been fortunate enough to marry my soulmate.

Unfortunately, this was not a reality for people in the Native American Osage Nation tribe in Oklahoma — that is until a couple of weeks ago, when members of the tribe voted in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry! The Osage Nation will now define marriage as a union between two persons, rather than a union between a man and a woman. The Osage Nation has become one of many Native American tribes to recognize same-sex marriage. The other nations include the Cherokee, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes — to name a few.

We at Executive Pride believe the Osage Nation is making a step in the right direction to ensure that every Native person knows that their tribe supports and loves them, regardless of who they love. We hope that other tribes across the nation follow suit with the Osage, Arapaho, Cherokee and many other tribes — to ensure that inclusion and equality continues to be a reality for the LGBTQ community.

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