Little by little. Seems all Heather had to do was to request a voice vote and voila!
SUQUAMISH — Should Heather Purser decide to marry her partner, she can do that in Suquamish now.
On Monday, the Suquamish Tribal Council formally changed its ordinances to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
The Suquamish ordinance means gay couples are afforded all the rights heterosexual couples are allowed on the reservation and other places in which gay marriages are allowed.
Purser, a 28-year-old who lives in Seattle but was raised in Kitsap County, has been trying to get the tribe’s law changed for about four years. She made the most progress at the tribe’s general council in March.