Michigan, USA: Chair of Odawa Indian Tribe Will Sign Marriage Equality Statute

Written by scott on March 8th, 2013

MichiganWe reported last week on a Michigan Indian tribe that had passed a marriage equality bill – the question was whether or not the chairman of the tribe would sign it. The answer appears to be yes. Petoskey News reports:

The tribal chairman for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians says he will sign a statute recognizing gay marriages for tribal members. Tribal chairman Dexter McNamara said in an email late Thursday he would sign the revisioned marriage statute to include same-sex marriages at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15. “I believe that tribal citizens who wish to choose same-sex marriage should be treated just as importantly as any other tribal citizen who are man and woman,” McNamara said. “This is about people being happy. This is a real issue. We are private people, and we need to recognize how we wish to live our lives.”

So at least a small part of Michigan will soon celebrate marriage equality.

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