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Alaska is the 49th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. Its largest city is Anchorage, and its capital city is Juneau.

LGBT Rights in Alaska: A constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman was approved by 68% of Alaska voters in November 1998. An executive order prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in state employment since 2002. There is no provision for gender identity in any law. State law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Ninth Circuit rejects Alaska’s appeal for 11-judge review of gay marriage ruling

Friday, November 21, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue.

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Alaska has spent over $100K defending same-sex marriage lawsuit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Holder: U.S. to recognize same-sex marriages in six new states

Saturday, October 25, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states, extending federal benefits to those couples. Attorney General Eric Holder says the states are: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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Alaska asks 11-judge panel to review same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, October 23, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska is seeking to have an 11-judge panel of the federal appeals court for the West review a lower court's ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban. The state on Wednesday filed its case with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

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Alaska resumes issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, October 20, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Same-sex couples can start getting married in Alaska on Monday. Phillip Mitchell, with the state Department of Vital Statistics, said couples who completed applications last week before the courts issued a stay can start picking up their licenses Monday morning.

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The week in review: The latest developments in marriage equality…

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Kevin Patterson, left, and David Larance, plaintiffs in one of two challenges to Arizona's same-sex marriage ban, kiss after exchanging vows, as Rev. John Dorhaer, who performed the ceremony, stands at right, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Phoenix. Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.
Same-sex couples won the right to wed in Alaska and Arizona on Friday, after separate court decisions ended bans in those states. And a third ruling in Wyoming means marriages there could begin within a week. The rulings bookend two weeks of legal wrangling, triggered by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last week that effectively legalized same-sex marriage ...

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U.S. Supreme Court allows same-sex marriages to go forward in Alaska

Friday, October 17, 2014
Vincent Huang
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied the state of Alaska's request to put a stop to gay marriages pending an appeal. Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the request in a written order Friday morning. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Alaska officials ask U.S. Supreme Court to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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The state of Alaska is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a stay of a District Court's ruling earlier this week striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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9th Circuit grants temporary stay of Alaska same-sex marriages

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- The federal appeals court for the West on Wednesday issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska, just hours before most couples would be allowed to tie the knot. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco granted a temporary halt until late Friday morning to allow the state to take its case...

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Alaska asks federal appeals court to delay same-sex marriages

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska is asking a federal appeals court for a stay after a judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The state seeks the stay from the 9th Circuit Court while it appeals the lower court's opinion.

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