Tribal challenge to same-sex marriage dismissed

Tribal challenge to same-sex marriage dismissed

A Cherokee Nation couple claimed victory on Wednesday when the tribe’s highest court dismissed a lawsuit challenging their same-sex marriage.

Kathy Reynolds, 28, and Dawn McKinley, 33, sparked an outcry last year after they obtained a marriage license from the tribe. Upon learning of the development, the Cherokee Nation Council passed a resolution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

The resolution applied to future marriages but the legal status of the couple’s license remained in doubt because the tribal council’s attorney file a lawsuit to block it. Todd Hembree said the Cherokee Nation has never allowed same-sex marriages. Read more on Indianz.com…

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Source: Indianz.com, Thursday, August 4, 2005