Victory! The freedom to marry comes to Alaska

Yesterday, October 12, a United States District Court Judge in the 9th Circuit in Alaska ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down the state's ban on marriage between same-sex couples.

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5 Same-sex couples file new federal marriage lawsuit in Alaska

On May 12, 2014, private lawyers filed a federal lawsuit in Alaska, Hamby v. Parnell, on behalf of five same-sex couples either seeking the freedom to marry in the state and respect for marriages legally performed in other states.

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Momentum Update: How marriage moved forward this week in purple and red states

It’s hard to keep up with the flurry of activity around marriage, particularly in more conservative states. Here’s what’s going on and what you may have missed.

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10 Alaska couples declare that “Love is Love” in gorgeous photo project

Meet the faces of "Love is Love," a beautiful celebration of love, an affirmation of people who have committed their lives to each other, a reminder that the nationwide discussion over the freedom to marry involves real people, a loud and strong and compelling and simple declaration: love is love.

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9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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Video: Alaska’s Joe Miller would vote for marriage equality ban

In keeping with Cameron Tolle's October 20th blog post here at Freedom to Marry noting that "marriage equality IS on the ballot this year", Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller of Alaska said Tuesday he would vote for a constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry.

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EDITORIAL: Social conservative

Anchorage Daily News
September 12, 2008
"Sarah Palin is asking Americans to elect a vice president who is an extreme social conservative. She opposes abortion rights. She favors the teaching of creationism. She preaches abstinence-only sex education. She is open to the possibility of banning books from public libraries. She opposes gay marriage. She personally opposes benefits for gay partners of public employees." [Link]

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In AK, same-sex couples are just trying to keep what they have

Juneau Empire
April 1, 2007
Instead of fighting to gain rights, Alaskan same-sex couples and their supporters are trying to keep ones they already have. They are also facing a campaign that some have described as not only hateful, but aimed at generating confusion among voters. (Link)

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OPINION: Benefits no place to start denying rights

The Anchorage Daily News
January 4, 2007
Seven years of litigation finally came to an end with the state's acquiescence to the Supreme Court's order that it offer employment benefits to the partners of same-sex employees. Unfortunately, Gov. Sarah Palin also signed the legislature's ill-conceived bill to convene a special election in April in order to ask citizens whether they want a further constitutional amendment adopted to prohibit public employers from offering such benefits. To adopt such an amendment would be the worst kind of step backward. (Link)

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End of year sees activity on same-sex unions

The Bay Area Reporter
December 28, 2006
There was a surge of activity on same-sex unions in the states in the last days of December, much of it initiated by governors. (Link)

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