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Navajo same-sex marriage ban up for vote again

A controversial bill to ban same-sex marriages on the Navajo Nation will be considered at a special session early next month.

The Navajo Nation Council passed the Din� Marriage Act of 2005 in April. But President Joe Shirley Jr. vetoed it, saying it encodes discrimination into tribal law and doesn't address real social issues like domestic violence. He also said his office received many calls in opposition but none in support of the bill.

The council now plans to schedule a vote to override the veto on June 3.

Get the Story:
Din� Marriage Act receives second chance (The Farmington Daily Times 5/25)

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