Navajo Nation bill would ban same-sex marriages

A Navajo Nation council committee is taking up legislation that would ban same-sex marriages.

Currently, the tribe's code recognized marriages from other jurisdictions. But delegate Larry Anderson Sr. wants to change that because the "Navajo way" doesn't allow same-sex marriages. His bill does not define marriage as between a man and a woman but instead includes language barring same-sex unions.

The Senate yesterday debated an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban same-sex marriages. By a vote of 50-48, senators killed the proposal.

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Navajos take steps to ban gay marriage (The Gallup Independent 7/14)
Ban on Gay Marriage Fails (The Washington Post 7/15)
Senators Block Initiative to Ban Same-Sex Unions (The New York Times 7/15)