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Little Traverse leader to sign same-sex marriage bill into law

Dexter McNamara, the chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, will sign the tribe's same-sex marriage bill into law on March 15.

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.

"I believe that Tribal Citizens who wish to choose same sex marriage should be treated and just as importantly as any other Tribal Citizen who are Man and Woman. This is about people being happy," McNamara said in an e-mail posted by Turtle Talk.

The tribe will become the third in the U.S. to recognize same-sex marriage.

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