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Southeast Alaska tribal organization to allow same-sex marriages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced its new policy following a unanimous vote by the council’s governing board to define legal marriage without a gender requirement. [...]

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Alaska asks court to delay gay marriage appeal until Supreme Court ruling

Saturday, January 17, 2015
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A spokeswoman for Attorney General Craig Richards said the request won't change the status of same-sex marriage; Alaska will continue to allow and recognize marriages of gay and lesbian couples. [...]

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Alaska lawmakers to reintroduce bills prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Two Alaska state representatives plan to reintroduce separate bills that would make it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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Alaska same-sex couple finds anti-gay signs on their car, vandalism to home

Saturday, December 6, 2014
This sign was discovered by a same-sex couple outside of their home in Anchorage.
A gay couple in Anchorage says their home was targeted with acts of vandalism including a soup-like substance on their mailbox and obscene signs left on their car. [...]

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New Alaska attorney general to review same-sex marriage appeal

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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JUNEAU, Alaska -- Craig Richards, Alaska's new attorney general, says he will review litigation over same-sex marriage in the state strictly along constitutional lines. Richards, 39, is the former law partner of Gov. Bill Walker, who defeated Parnell and took office Monday. [...]

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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 [...]

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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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