The proceedings are held in a closed courtroom and the court file is not available to the public. Public Policy Polling. SandovalJudge Burgess ruled for the plaintiffs and declared Alaska's statutory and constitutional bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
It would have replaced the terms "husband and wife" with "spouses". Under certain circumstances, a married person can even adopt without the other spouse. We expect our office will be busy tomorrow [October 13] but we will make every effort to help customers as quickly as possible.
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The city of Juneau issues domestic partnership benefits to same-sex couples. In Alaska, the most common adoptions are by other relatives, including step-parents who adopt step- children, or grandparents who adopt grandchildren. Otter and Sevcik v. Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.
Legal status of same-sex unions.
Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. In , the Alaska Legislature passed Ballot Measure 2 , a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, which was approved in a popular referendum on November 3, It would have replaced the terms "husband and wife" with "spouses".
State , that state and local government programs violated the Alaska Constitution's equal protection provision by extending benefits to public employees' spouses but denying benefits to employees' domestic partners.