New Statute Provides For Same-Sex Marriages In Tlingit, Haida Tribes

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT) -- JUNEAU, Alaska — By a unanimous vote on Feb. 20, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (Central Council) Executive Council adopted a new tribal statute authorizing the Tribal Court to conduct marriage ceremonies, divorce proceedings and establish custody arrangements, according to a press release issued by the tribe.

(Title 5 available. Document #96-150325-060L.)

In the release, the tribe noted that passage of “Title 5 — Marriage, Divorce and Custody” is notable “because it clearly defines that any person may enter...
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