Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Legalized Gay Marriage


An American indigenous tribe in South Dakota has become the first one in the state to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Oglala Sioux made the announcement earlier this month to triumphant applause. The decision was made by the tribal council, which approved a same-gender marriage ordinance in a vote of 12 to 3 (with one abstention). The new ordinance amends martial and domestic law that has not changed on the Pine Ridge reservation since 1935, according to AP.


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