LGBT rights in the Navajo Nation
|Status||Legal since 2001|
|Gender identity||No recognition|
|Recognition of relationships||No recognition of same-sex relationships|
|Restrictions||Same-sex marriage banned since 2005|
|Adoption||Same-sex couples banned|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Navajo Nation, the largest indigenous sovereign state in the United States, face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is legal, but same-sex unions are not recognized, and marriage has been banned by the tribal constitution since 2005. In 2022, a bill was introduced to repeal the ban and recognize same-sex marriage, but has faced challenges on the reservation.
Opposition to homosexuality and gender-fluidity was introduced by Christian missionaries and the US federal government, specifically through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Currently, the suicide attempt rate for Navajo LGBT youths is three times that of white LGBT youths. Because of the generational change in attitudes, Navajo LGBT youths may face opposition from their parents' generation but find acceptance from their grandparents.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Stepchild adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|Conversion therapy banned on minors|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
Same-sex unions are now officially banned on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation Council passed the Diné Marriage Act of 2005 with a 67–0–0 vote on Friday.