Last year after same sex marriage became legal in Oregon, my partner of 28 years and I were married (Thanks to Osage News for printing our announcement). I was then eligible for my husband’s dental insurance, which is allowing me to have more dental work done than my Osage benefit card allows. I am pleased to see that the Osage government is considering legislation to legalize my marriage in the eyes of the Osage Nation (though my marriage is already registered with the Nation). According to Jeanne Evans (Opinion June 2015), my marriage is inferior to her marriage. As an Osage Nation member and Osage Minerals shareholder, I cannot fathom why another Osage wants to deny me the same rights they enjoy. How is this showing Christian charity? Isn’t religious arrogance a sin?
Julian James Spalding