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Navajo president weighs bill to ban gay marriage


Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. is still deciding whether to sign a bill that bans same-sex marriages on the reservation but considers it an "intrusion in personal lives," a spokesperson said.

Shirley has previously said he opposes banning marriage though the Navajo Nation Council. He said he would support a tribal-wide referendum on the issue.

The council passed the same-sex marriage ban last week with no opposing votes but at least one delegate called it a form of discrimination.

Get the Story:
Largest US Indian tribe votes to ban gay marriage (Reuters 4/26)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation Council - http://www.navajonationcouncil.org

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