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Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

It was a message of hope that Lambda Legal deputy development director Judi O'Kelley brought to Juneau, but also a missive to keep fighting.
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU - The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska, calling it a matter of conscience. Sen.
State | AK legislature
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

A state senator introduced legislation Monday that would strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage in the constitution. Sen.
State | AK legislature
AG to keep defending same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU - Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty said he will continue to defend the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, even as federal courts around the country strike down similar bans.
State | AK legislature
Man treated for injuries following car crash

...crash on Egan outbound near Sunny Point at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The department said two people, a man and a woman, were taken to BRH for treatment of injuries.
Senate committee hears LGBTQ non-discrimination bill

The Senate Health and Social Services Committee heard testimony before a packed crowd Monday on a bill that would prevent private employers and landlords from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
State | AK legislature
Oldest park ranger in US, 93, considers future

KINTLA LAKE, Mont. - With a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.
Marriage, gender and religion

I would like to respond to Bishop Edward Burns' column on the Supreme Court's decision finding parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and thereby allowing greater legal acceptance of same-sex marriages.
Sen. French: Gay marriage inevitable

JUNEAU - Senate Minority Leader Hollis French said Thursday the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country seems inevitable. "If you can't see it coming, your eyes are closed," he said. Over the last year, the U.S.
Parnell doesn't see action on same-sex marriage

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell says he doesn't see the state Legislature taking up the issue of same-sex marriage anytime soon.Parnell was asked Tuesday if he believes the state needs to revisit the issue, in light of recent court decisions and actions by other states this year, including Hawaii allowing same-sex couples to marry.He said he didn't think so.Parnell says the issue was already dealt with in the state constitution. In 1998, Alaska was the first state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.


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