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–Former Navajo Nation president Joe Shirley, Jr., now running again to be president of Navajo Nation, regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. At issue is the question of whether to repeal a 2005 law known as the Dine Marriage Act that prohibits same-sex unions on Navajo reservation lands. The repeal of the Dine Marriage Act, which could be repealed by a vote of the Navajo Nation Council, is important to the recognition of same-sex relationships because neither Navajo Nation nor any of the other 565 federally recognized Native American tribes would be bound by a favorable ruling on marriage equality from the U.S. Supreme Court, according to an article in The New York Times highlighting the internal debate among members of Navajo Nation.
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