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Official: Navajo Nation law on marriage stands

Created: 12/20/2013 7:50 AM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Navajo Nation official says the tribe's own law prohibiting same-sex marriage isn't affected by the New Mexico Supreme Court's decision legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New Mexico.
    
Deswood Tome, an adviser to Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, told The Daily Times that the tribe's own law prohibiting same-sex marriage still stands.
    
That law enacted in 2005 says same-sex marriage says same-sex marriage is "void and prohibited" but it also recognizes marriages created outside tribal lands.

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