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Same Sex Marriage Denied To Most Tribal Members

The majority of Native American tribal nations across the country do not recognize same sex marriage.

Because of tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality does not apply. That leaves gay tribal members struggling to balance celebration for LGBTQ members across the states and the sting that comes with knowing they may not be able to marry within their own nation.

From the Here & Now Contributor’s Netowrk, KGOU’s Kate Carlton Greer reports.

Because of tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality does not apply. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)
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Because of tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality does not apply. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)

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  • Kate Carlton Greer, general assignment reporter for KGOU. She tweets @katecgreer.
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