Letters to the Editor

Why won’t the Osage Nation recognize same sex marriages?

When will the Osage Nation recognize same sex marriages?   Discrimination among our tribe is not the Osage Way. One of the things I am most proud of is that no one in the Osage tribe has ever been left out. Two spirited people were honored in the past. Adam and Eve is a white man’s belief. Including all people is the way of the Osage. My great-great-grandfather was Judge Thomas Rogers. His mother was Ellen Lombard. Their blood runs through my body. Isn’t it time we lead, instead of waiting to follow? I am married to a man. My marriage is honored by the U.S. government, but not by my own people?  Thank you. 


Thomas Rodman
Houston, TX