Colville Enacts Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Statute

Here (h/t here). They join Coquille, Suquamish, Little Traverse, Pokagon, and Santa Ysabel. For other tribes interested, see the toolkit Ann Tweedy posted a while back.

An important point:

Practically speaking, Finley said, it will mean that gay partners can have the same rights as a married couple of different sexes. One change already enacted allows anyone who works for the tribe to add a spouse of the same sex to their insurance and benefits.

He said the tribe will now begin modifying its other codes, plans and policies to make sure they agree with the newly passed amendment.

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