Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, May 9, 2022

Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Marraige in Navajo Nation

From Fronteras:

Earlier this month, the Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee voted against a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on the largest Native American reservation in the country.

Delegate Eugene Tso’s proposal would repeal the 2005 Diné Marriage Act, which limits marriage to a man and a woman. But it would continue to limit traditional Navajo wedding ceremonies to opposite-sex couples.

The bill is far from dead, however. The lawmaking process in the Navajo Nation allows proposed bills to be voted on in multiple committees, and Delegate Tso’s bill will be voted on by two more committees before seeing a vote from the Nation’s full council.

Read more, and listen to the story, here.

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