Alaska Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 236)
This law was last updated on Jun 23, 2016
HB 236 would allow those authorized to solemnize marriage in Alaska the right to refuse participation if the marriage violates their religious beliefs.
Such participation includes solemnizing a marriage, providing services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges for a purpose related to the solemnization, formation, or celebration of a marriage.
The legislation focuses on individuals authorized to solemnize a marriage in Alaska Statute 25.05.261 (a) (1) or (3). This includes, but is not limited to, ministers, rabbis, priests, and judicial officers of the state.
Companion bill to SB 120.