ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to legalize gay marriage, igniting new debate.

04/11/2022 | Tucson Sentinel

A Navajo Nation lawmaker recently introduced legislation to recognize gay and lesbian marriages on the Navajo Nation, potentially legalizing same-sex marriage in one of the nation’s last, biggest holdouts. Navajo Council Delegate Eugene Tso sponsored a bill in late March that would repeal or make gender-neutral sections of the Diné Marriage Act, which passed in 2005 and specifically prohibits marriage by members of the same sex in a section that also bans incest and polygamy. Same-sex Navajo couples who received marriage licenses off the Nation are not recognized to be married on the Nation, current law states.

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