The Coquille Indian Tribe, Same-Sex Marriage, and Spousal Benefits: A Practical Guide

 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, 2009

Attorney Julie R. Bushyhead examines the national marriage landscape and the Coquille Tribe of Oregon’s action to uphold marriage as a fundamental right for all loving and committed couples. The article provides a detailed guide for same-sex couples married by the tribe under it's Marriage and Domestic Partnerships Ordinance, as well as their protections through the Oregon Family Fairness Act. [PDF]