The lesbian couple received the certificate and exchanged vows in Cherokee a year ago. But a tribal judge issued an injunction against them after reviewing a complaint that alleges same-sex marriages are invalid under Cherokee law. The couple will go before the tribe’s highest court in Tahlequah, Okla., on June 3 on their appeal to have the complaint thrown out. McKinley said they wanted to get married for personal reasons and didn’t have a larger agenda.
Article title: Married Cherokee lesbian couple battle for recognition
Source: Advocate May 19, 2005