The Cherokee Nation has recognized same-sex marriages since December 9,overturning a ban established in Employees have access to same-sex benefits for domestic partners and as of January the tribe began offering coverage to employees in same-sex marriages. Archived from the original on May 31, Many Native American belief systems include the two-spirit descriptor for gender variant individuals and accept two-spirited individuals as valid members of their tribes. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. After changes on May 6,Chapter 4.
The Law and Order Code of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone TribesChapter 5 — Domestic Relations and Adoptions enacted on September 13,provides in section 2 that all marriages from the day of enactment are to be governed by the laws of the states of Nevada or Oregon, depending on which state they occurred in.
Same-sex marriage under United States tribal jurisdictions
Retrieved November 18, M "Marriage" is an institution according to any practice, including custom and tradition, recognized under Hopi law. Retrieved February 23, The possibility of passing same-sex marriage was discussed at the time, but the tribe decided to pass a domestic partnership law instead. On May 13,a lesbian couple applied for a marriage license and were approved by a Cherokee Nation tribal court deputy clerk.
The Colville Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation in Washington enacts a freedom to marry statute, ending marriage discrimination within the tribe. Retrieved November 30, A common-law marriage has no documentary requirements. To marry under Coquille law, at least one of the spouses must be a member of the tribe. Retrieved March 15, In some cases their legislation about recognition of out-of-jurisdiction marriages is neutrally worded and could leave the possibilities open to such a recognition. Some tribes recognize "domestic partnerships" of same-sex couples for limited benefits.