… for the Suquamish Tribe!
In March, 28-year-old Heather Purser brought up the matter in a tribal general council meeting. She proposed a council vote, which finally took place yesterday. The result? A unanimous vote in favor of same-sex marriage.
Now, as long as one spouse is an enrolled member of the tribe, same-sex couples can legally marry under Suquamish tribal law.
The Port Madison Indian Reservation is the Suquamish reservation in Washington State (which does not recognize same-sex marriage) and is home to over 6,500 people. Reservations operate as federally recognized sovereign nations, so a same-sex marriage conducted in the Suquamish Tribe is recognized just as a same-sex marriage conducted in New York state is.