Same-Sex Marriage Bustin’ Out All Over: Native Tribe Approves Marriage
SUQUAMISH — Should Heather Purser decide to marry her partner, she can do that in Suquamish now.
On Monday, the Suquamish Tribal Council formally changed its ordinances to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The Suquamish ordinance means gay couples are afforded all the rights heterosexual couples are allowed on the reservation and other places in which gay marriages are allowed.
The Tribal Council held a public hearing on the ordinance change in June and formally adopted it in a unanimous vote Monday.
The new law allows the tribal court to issue a marriage license to two unmarried people, “regardless of their sex,” if they at least 18 years old and at least one of them is an enrolled member of the Suquamish Tribe.
It would seem that the move towards civil rights and fully equality for all citizens is rolling forward, even with the pointless, hate-filled machinations of the Hate-Cow & Bryan Brown.
Tip of the hat to Joe. My. God. for the story.