Same-sex marriage remains banned in the Navajo Nation for now

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10/23/2023

Brennen Yonnie can imagine his future wedding. It takes place on a clear fall day on a mountain on the Navajo reservation, where he and the man he loves grew up. But he can only dream of this backdrop. Although same-sex marriage has been legal in all 50 states since a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, it remains banned on the country’s largest Indian reservation, which, as a sovereign tribal nation, is not subject to the decision of America’s highest court. “We would be recognized as equals — that means a lot to me,” said Yonnie, 38, who lives with his partner in Gallup, New Mexico, just outside the reservation. “And right now I can’t.”

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