Beginning next month, Wisconsin’s Oneida Indian nation will allow same-sex marriages.  The tribe announced Thursday its business committee unanimously voted in favor of the change.

Current Oneida law defines a marriage as between a “husband and wife.”  Starting June 10th, the code will simply state “spouses” will be allowed to be legally married.

The Oneida tribe is based near Green Bay.

Same-sex marriages became legal in Wisconsin last fall. The state ban on gay marriage was struck down in 2014 in federal court, almost eight years after citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage in the Badger State.

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