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Little Traverse Bay Bands close to recognizing same-sex unions

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan could become the third tribe to legalize same-sex marriage.

The tribal council voted 5-4 on a measure that defines marriage as a union between "two persons." At least one person must be a tribal member.

Chairman Dexter McNamara will now decide whether to sign the law or veto it. "I'm going to have to think about it," he told The Petoskey News-Review.

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon and the Suquamish Tribe recognize same-sex marriage. The Navajo Nation and the Cherokee Nation, the two largest tribes, do not recognize same sex-marriage.

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Little Traverse Bay Bands could become 3rd tribe in nation to allow gay marriage (The Petoskey News-Review 3/6)

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