Southern California Tribes Sue over Border Wall

Here is the complaint in Manzanita Band of the Kumayaay Nation (D.D.C.):

1 Complaint

News Profile of Tribal Marriage Equality Initiatives

Here is “These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality:The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it.”

Colville Enacts Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Statute

Here (h/t here). They join Coquille, Suquamish, Little Traverse, Pokagon, and Santa Ysabel. For other tribes interested, see the toolkit Ann Tweedy posted a while back.

An important point:

Practically speaking, Finley said, it will mean that gay partners can have the same rights as a married couple of different sexes. One change already enacted allows anyone who works for the tribe to add a spouse of the same sex to their insurance and benefits.

He said the tribe will now begin modifying its other codes, plans and policies to make sure they agree with the newly passed amendment.

Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Santa Ysabel’s Bankruptcy Petition

Here are the materials:

DCT Minute Order

US Motion to Dismiss

San Diego County Motion to Dismiss

Santa Ysabel Omnibus Response to US & County Motions

US Reply

San Diego County Reply

Yavapai-Apache Nation Reply

Prior materials here and here and here and here.