A national news article discussing the conflict surrounding gay marriage amongst Indian tribes featured commentary from Elizabeth Kronk, professor of law.
Scholars note that before their introduction to Christianity, many tribes accepted their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members as “two spirits,” even giving them added respect because they were thought to have special powers.
Consequently, they say, same-sex marriage is easier for many tribal members to accept, though it still kicks up plenty of controversy.
Elizabeth Kronk authored a guest column for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's news website, evaluating the recent approval of a measure to permit same-sex marriages in the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. Kronk wrote: