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Pokagon Band issues marriage certificate to same-sex couple





The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan issued its first marriage certificate to a same-sex couple on Thursday.

The tribe recognized same-sex marriages in March. Daniel Hossler, a tribal member, and his new husband, Enrico Perez, were the first couple to take advantage of the law.

"It means the world to me. That's us right there, that's our life together," Hossler told Fox 28.

Three other tribes, including the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, recognize same-sex marriages.

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West Michigan couple has first same-sex wedding in Pokagan tribal court (WWMT-TV 6/21)
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