Retrieved August 2, Archived from the original on August 10, Subpart A: Application; Jurisdiction. Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States.
The contraceptive pill separated sex and reproduction for heterosexuals, so that for them, sex became what it had always been for homosexuals — a joyous and exuberant end in itself. An exception to this pattern of blanket external recognition was the Bay Mills Indian Communitywhich before 8 Julyonly accepted marriages between a man and a woman from other jurisdictions.
Only persons of the opposite gender may marry. On July 9,the Puyallup Tribe of Indians in the state of Washington legalized same-sex marriage. Title VIII "Domestic Relations" of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Judicial Codes provides that marriages must conform to tribal custom, that parties must consent and a ceremony must be performed by an authorized representative in front of witnesses.
Section IV Marriage defines marriage as "a personal relation arising out of a civil contract, to which the consent of parties capable of making it is necessary.
Bronski celebrates their challenge to narrowly constrained domesticity: "They argue that sexuality is natural and positive, that sex can be solely about pleasure, and, if consensual, should not be the subject of any laws. They would traditionally wear female clothes and do female work, and some would have sexual relations with men which was accepted by the tribe.
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