LGBT rights in Alaska

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons living in the U.S. state of Alaska are able to marry. A U.S. district court declared Alaska's denial of same-sex marriages unconstitutional on October 12, 2014.[1]

Hate crime/sexual orientation laws[change | change source]

State law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientations.[2] Anchorage, however, does have an ordinance "to outlaw discrimination in Anchorage based on sexual orientation or gender identity".[3] Anchorage makes up 41% of the total population of Alaska.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Associated Press (17 October 2014). "Gay marriage legal in Alaska after Supreme Court denies stay". CBS News. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. Human Rights Campaign: Alaska Hate Crimes Law Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 15, 2011
  3. Paul Jenkins (3 October 2015). "Assembly defies Anchorage voters with passage of unnecessary LGBT ordinance". Alaska Dispatch Publishing. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  4. "Population Estimates". State of Alaska. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2015.