Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Washington’s Suquamish tribe approves same-sex marriage

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Suquamish tribe seal

Who knew some small Native American tribe would beat the vast majority of the modern world (including the United States) to marriage equality?

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 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.

Funny, how those once derided as “savages” so often end up progressing faster in terms of equality and fairness than those supposedly superior pale-skinned encroachers.

(via Joe. My. God.)