Friday, August 22, 2008

Another victory for marriage equality - this time it's an Indian tribe in Oregon

At the request of a lesbian couple, the Coquille Indian Tribe on the southern Oregon coast, in the U.S. West, has adopted a law recognizing same-sex marriage.

Tribal law specialists say the Coquille appear to be the first American Indian tribe to sanction such marriages. Most tribal law doesn't address the issue. The Navajo and Cherokee tribes prohibit same-sex marriages.

Great news. Congratulations to the happy couple. And hey, now their friends can get them an appropriate Hallmark card. :-)