Tribal Marriage Equality

This is the best resource so far regarding tribal marriage equality so far.

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington state are the latest Native American tribe to recognize same-sex marriage. Read more here.

Couple makes history in Suquamish Tribe

September 12, 2013-Written by Richard Walker from the North Kitsap Herald Editor, read the article here.

The tribes with laws supporting same-sex marriage:

  • 2008 – Coquille Tribe (Oregon)
  • 2011 – Suquamish tribe (Washington)
  • 2013 -Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (Michigan) Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians (Michigan) Santa Ysabel Tribe (California)
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Tribes with laws against same-sex marriage:

  • Cherokee Nation
  • Chickasaw Nation
  • Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Muscogee Creek Nation
  • Navajo Nation
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

People/organizations fighting for marriage equality on their reservations: