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Cherokee Nation couple denied right to marry


A Cherokee Nation couple who tried to file their marriage license in tribal court were rejected on Tuesday because they are lesbian.

Kathy Reynolds and Dawn McKinley obtained a marriage license from the tribe and were married in a May 18 ceremony. But news of the action sent tribal officials scurrying to ensure it never happens again.

The Cherokee Nation council finally voted 15-0 Monday night to ban same-sex marriages.

Get the Story:
Cherokee Nation tribal council votes down same-sex marriages (The Daily Oklahoman 6/16)
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Relevant Links:
Cherokee Nation - http://www.cherokee.org

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