Alaska Bill Regarding the Solemnization of Marriage (HB 236)

This law was last updated on Jun 23, 2016


State

Alaska

Number

HB 236

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 19, 2016

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.ak.us

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.

STATUS

Companion bill to SB 120.


People