Coquille Tribe: Marriage and Domestic Partnerships Ordinance

Coquille Indian Tribe Marriage and Domestic Partnerships Ordinance

 Adopted May 8, 2008

The Coquille Indian Tribe established marriage as a fundamental right and institution that preserves the Tribe’s integrity, cohesiveness and continuity. The Coquille tribe is the first Native American tribe to uphold the freedom to marry in its Tribal Code, which describes marriage as a,“civil contract entered into between two persons regardless of their sex, who are at least 18 years of age, who are otherwise capable of entering a Marriage or a Domestic Partnership and at least one of whom is a member of the Coquille Indian Tribe.” [PDF]