American Indian tribe OKs same-sex marriage, lets gay couple wed

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    Mar 15, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    "It's pretty remarkable," Fletcher, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, said of the [Odawa] tribe's action. "I mean Indian country is mostly rural and insular and pretty conservative, so it's unusual for a rural community like this to sort of stick their necks out like this, but it gives you a sense of where I think we are as a nation in terms of being much more open towardsame-sex marriage in a fairly short period of time."

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    Tim LaCroix, left, and Gene Barfield recite their nuptial vows in the governmental building of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Harbor Springs, Mich. Tribal Chairman Dexter McNamara, center, officiated during the wedding after signing a measure approved by the tribal council that allows same-sex marriages on the reservation.

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    Mar 16, 2013 8:47 AM GMT
    Well, I guess some native american tribes ought to be the first to approve of gay rights. Traditionally, in many tribes homosexuals or "two spirits" were regarded as people with strong medicine.