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Coquille man wants vote on same-sex marriage
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Filed Under: Law

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is facing a challenge to its same-sex marriage law.

The tribal council held several meetings on the issue before voting 4-2 to recognize same-sex marriages. The law is believed to be the first of its kind in Indian Country.

But tribal member Brady Metcalf says the law should be put on a special ballot. He wants the entire tribal membership to vote on the issue.

Metcalf says he isn't opposed to same-sex marriages. Only one couple so far has announced plans to wed under the new law.

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Tribe’s gay marriage law faces challenge (The Coos Bay World 10/22)

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Coquille Tribe recognizes same-sex marriage (8/22)

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