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.
The Alaska Dispatch News reports the state said it spent $92,621.43 on attorney and paralegal costs from when the suit was filed through Oct. 31.
The state Department of Law also noted an additional $1,000 in other costs, and $9,600 to Washington, D.C., attorney S. Kyle Duncan, who worked with the state to appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court and 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Additionally, plaintiffs are seeking nearly $259,000 in legal fees from the state. If those fees are awarded, the cost to the state would total more than $360,000.
A federal judge in October ruled the ban violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of due process and equal protection.
After the appeals court lifted a temporary stay and the Supreme Court denied a review of the case, the state has asked federal appeals court panel for a review.
The state began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples last month.