A department spokeswoman Friday said this won’t change the status of same-sex marriage; Alaska will continue to allow and recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
The high court announced Friday that it will take up four same-sex marriage cases and decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry.
In October, a federal judge in Alaska struck down this state’s same-sex marriage ban. The state has appealed to the 9th Circuit Court.
In a statement, Richards said the U.S. Supreme Court‘s order makes clear the justices will address the same issues that are at the heart of the Alaska case.
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