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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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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
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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
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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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Alaska’s first same-sex marriages performed in Arctic town of Barrow

| Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Alaska's first same-sex couples to marry are (from left) Kristine Hilderbrand and Sarah Ellis, Kelly Cahoon and Bernice Oyagak.
BARROW, Alaska -- A remote outpost on Alaska's Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage. A magistrate in Barrow, Alaska - the nation's northernmost community, and one that cannot be reached by road, has performed what is believed to be the state's first gay marriage ceremonies...

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Judge denies stay, allows same-sex marriages to go forward in Alaska

| Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A federal court judge has denied a request from the state of Alaska to put same-sex marriages on hold until an appeal is heard. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess denied the state's request for a stay on Tuesday, two days after he struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.

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Alaska asks federal judge to stay same-sex marriage decision

| Monday, October 13, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska has asked a federal judge to stay his decision allowing same-sex marriages to go forward. The state on Monday filed its notice that it will appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It also asked U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess to stay his opinion released Sunday, in which he found Alaska's...

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Alaska same-sex couples begin applying for marriage licenses

| Monday, October 13, 2014
Matthew Hamby, left, and Christopher Shelden are one of five gay couples who sued the state of Alaska to overturn its ban on same-sex marriage.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A number of same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses in Alaska on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex unions. Matthew Hamby and Christopher Shelden, lead plaintiffs in the case against the state, were among the applicants.

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