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Few Oklahoma tribes have same-sex marriage rule

Few Oklahoma tribes have a policy affecting same-sex marriages, The Daily Oklahoman reports.

Of several tribes the paper contacted, only the Creek Nation and the Iowa Tribe define marriage as between a man and a woman. The rest say it would be up to tribal officials to define a policy.

The issue is being raised because a lesbian couple was awarded a marriage license by the Cherokee Nation. But after getting married yesterday, the tribe's court did not accept it. Tribal leaders are pushing to ban same-sex marriages.

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