Little Traverse man and new husband invited to White House
Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013
Tim LaCroix, a member of the
Little Traverse Bay Bands of
in Michigan, and his new husband will be at the White House
on Thursday for a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month reception.
LaCroix and Gene Barfield were the first same-sex couple who were married under tribal law. They will be driving 800 miles each way to get to the nation's capitol for the event.
"We're going to get in our truck this coming week and drive from Michigan to Washington," Bayfield, who is non-Indian, told The Petoskey News-Review.
So far, four tribes recognize same-sex unions: the Little Traverse Bay Bands of
in Michigan, the
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Indians in Michigan,
the Coquille Tribe
of Oregon and
the Suquamish Tribe
The Navajo Nation
, the two
largest tribes, do not recognize same sex-marriage.
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