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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Gay marriage debate comes to Navajo Nation
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


WINDOW ROCK -- The debate over same sex marriage is coming to the Navajo Nation.
Tribal Council delegate Larry Anderson Sr. has proposed legislation that would restrict a recognized union to a relationship between a man and woman.

"Navajo Nation laws ... are outdated and need to be updated. That's why I'm asking for an amendment that states it is unlawful to have a marriage between two (same) sexes," Anderson, the delegate from Fort Defiance, said.

Critics of the proposed legislation say Anderson is attempting to rewrite cultural history to parallel conservative Christian backlash against gay rights across the United States.

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