The Navajo Nation, the largest Indian reservation, has backed a bill to ban gay marriage, although the tribal president is still deciding whether to oppose the measure, his spokesman said on Monday.
George Hardeen, spokesman for Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., said the tribal council backed the measure 63-0 last week despite Shirley’s past opposition to such a ban.
Those bigoted Injuns! But it isn’t their fault, as Reuters explains:
Historians says Native Americans once tolerated gays in their community but turned against them after the European arrival to North America changed social attitudes.