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The Diné Marriage Act of 2005 is a reactionary law drafted by the Navajo Nation Council when President George W.  Bush was pushing for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between one man & one woman. As history has already shown us, this was a step in the wrong direction. 

Alray Nelson, Diné Equality Founder

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Diné teachings tell us that both sexes are important to the survival & perpetuation of our people. At one time, our people also acknowledged a third or multiple genders in our society— who are often called the nádleehí. The imposition of modern democracy has led to our loss of memory about the inclusion of women & our LGBTQ relatives in nation-building.

We are changing the narrative because our LGBTQ+ relatives have always been sacred.

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