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File #: 17-023    Version: Name: N/A
Type: Resolution Status: Tabled Indefinitely
File created: 2/21/2017 In control: RULES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/22/2017 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 43 SECTIONS 1 & 3 OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED, AMENDING LEGISLATIVE ACT; TO APPROVE AND REFER THE MEASURE ON WHETHER THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE AS A CIVIL CONTRACT CONSENT OF PARTIES SHALL BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX; TO APPROVE AND REFER THE MEASURE ON WHETHER THE DEFINITION OF WHO MAY NOT BE MARRIED SHALL BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE NOR BETWEEN PARTIES OF THE SAME SEX UNDER "THE CHEROKEE NATION MARRIAGE AND FAMILY PROTECTION ACT OF 2004" AND CODIFIED AS TITLE 43, OF THE CHEROKEE CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO DIRECT IT BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT A REGULAR GENERAL ELECTION
Sponsors: David Walkingstick
Indexes: Marriage & Family
Code sections: Title 43 - Mariage and Family
Related files: LA-26-04, CNCA-43
Title
A RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 43 SECTIONS 1 & 3 OF THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANNOTATED, AMENDING LEGISLATIVE ACT; TO APPROVE AND REFER THE MEASURE ON WHETHER THE DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE AS A CIVIL CONTRACT CONSENT OF PARTIES SHALL BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE OF THE OPPOSITE SEX; TO APPROVE AND REFER THE MEASURE ON WHETHER THE DEFINITION OF WHO MAY NOT BE MARRIED SHALL BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE NOR BETWEEN PARTIES OF THE SAME SEX UNDER "THE CHEROKEE NATION MARRIAGE AND FAMILY PROTECTION ACT OF 2004" AND CODIFIED AS TITLE 43, OF THE CHEROKEE CODE ANNOTATED; AND TO DIRECT IT BE PLACED ON THE BALLOT AT A REGULAR GENERAL ELECTION
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WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation, since time immemorial has exercised the sovereign rights of self-
government on behalf of the Cherokee People; and
WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation is a federally recognized Indian Nation with a historic and
continual government to government relationship with the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the Cherokee Nation was approved by Commission of Indian
Affairs on April 23, 2002 and ratified by the Cherokee people on July 26, 2003, after said
Constitution was revised at a duly called Convention of Delegates as provided by law; and,

WHEREAS, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council is approved by Article XV Section 4 of the
Constitution to propose measures to Referendum petitions shall be the meeting of the Council which passed the bill on which the referendum is demanded; and,

WHEREAS, the elections on measures referred to the People of the Cherokee Nation shall be had at the next regular general election except when the Council or the Principal Chief shall order a special election for the express purpose of making such reference; and,

WHEREAS, any measure referred to the People by the initiative shall take effect and be in force when it shall have been approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon.
WHEREAS, TITLE 43 SECTIONS 1 & 3 of THE CHEROKEE NATION CODE ANN...

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