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Vote scheduled on tribal same-sex marriage ban

The Navajo Nation Council is set to vote on legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriages.

Council delegate Larry Anderson Sr. introduced the bill. He said Navajo traditions define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Wesley K. Thomas, a Navajo man who is an assistant professor of anthropology, disagrees. He says same-sex relations have always been a part of Navajo culture.

The council will take up the measure during its winter session later this month.

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