Victory in Alaska – The 30th Marriage Equality State

Written by scott on October 12th, 2014

We’re at 30 – a federal judge in Alaska just struck down the ban there.

The Washington Blade reports:

A federal judge struck down on Sunday Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage, building on the momentum for gay nuptials that followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal last week to hear court decisions on the issue. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, ruled against Alaska’s prohibition on gay nuptials on the basis that it violates the right to equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage sends the public a government-sponsored message that same-sex couples and their familial relationships do not warrant the status, benefits, and dignity given to couples of the opposite sex,” Burgess writes. “This Court finds that Alaska’s same-sex marriage laws violate the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment because no state interest provides ‘exceedingly persuasive justification’ for the significant infringement of rights that they inflict upon homosexual individuals.”

And so, of course, there’s a new Wikipedia map:

wikipedia-map

Another map coming soon!

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Alaska.

 

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    Awesome!

  2. Andi says:

    Count the blue states in the picture 😛 it’s only 29. That is because many sites count marriage legam in Idaho, but it technaclly is not until the 9th circut issues a mandate. It’s itrally hanging on a thread, but the thread is still there. That’s why Idaho is light blue on the map (: This is happening so fast though, that I can firmly say that before the 2016 election, it will be lega in all 50 ^-^

  3. Brad A. Grady-Reeves says:

    My Soul.. says.. “LOVE ON!” LOVE.. matters Most! LOVE, marches forward.

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