The marriage act was promoting discrimination.
We believe in a society that is just & lives by the Navajo values of tolerance, humility & inclusiveness.
DINE' COALITION for CULTURAL PRESERVATION
Founded in 2005, the DCCP utilized the internet to run a grassroots campaign – utilizing a website, an online petition, & letter writing/emails - to persuade our Navajo lawmakers to vote against the Dine' Marriage Act. Within four weeks, the DCCP received overwhelming feedback from hundreds of people nationwide to convince 14 Council Delegates to vote against President Shirley's veto. The override passed by four votes of the necessary 59 needed.
Though the DMA was codified in Navajo law, the Dine' Coalition was successful in its lobbying efforts. With national recognition and community support, the Coalition for Navajo Equality follows their example to repeal the DMA today.
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