Michigan, USA: Tribal Chief to Sign Marriage Equality Bill, Perform Same Sex Wedding

Written by scott on March 14th, 2013

MichiganAfter his tribe voted to legalize marriage equality a couple weeks ago, the chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians has decided to sign it into law. LGBTQ Nation reports:

The chairman of a northern Michigan Indian tribe says he’ll sign a same-sex marriage bill Friday, then preside at the wedding of two men…. tribal Chairman Dennis McNamara says he’ll sign the bill Friday morning. McNamara then plans to officiate at the wedding of two longtime friends, 53-year-old tribe member Tim LaCroix and 60-year-old Gene Barfield.

So a little piece of Michigan (albeit technically its own nation) will now have marriage equality. Congratulations to the happy couple!


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