LGBT rights in Alaska
|LGBT rights in Alaska|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 1980|
|Some but not State-wide|
|State constitution limits marriage to one man/one woman|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Alaska face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all the protections available to opposite-sex married couples. State of Alaska employees, however, are granted some limited benefits to their same-sex partners.  Many cities in Alaska also recognize domestic partnerships.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity 
Alaska repealed its law that criminalized same-sex sexual activity in 1980.
Recognition of same-sex relationships 
Alaska does not permit the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state forbids, both by statute and in its constitution, the recognition of same-sex marriages and other form of same-sex partnership solemnized in other jurisdictions. The constitutional amendment defining marriage was approved in a voter referendum in November 1998.
Adoption and parenting 
Alaska permits adoption by an unmarried adult without regard to sexual orientation. Lower state courts have allowed some second parent adoptions by gay and lesbian couples, though state court has ruled in a case where such an adoption is disputed.
Discrimination protection 
An executive order prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in state employment since 2002. There is no provision for gender identity in any law.
Public Opinion 
Hate crime laws 
State law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Alaska Sodomy Law
- Clarkson, Kevin, Coolidge, David, & Duncan, William (1999). "The Alaska Marriage Amendment: The People's Choice On The Last Frontier". Alaska Law Review (Duke University School of Law) 16 (2): 213–268. Retrieved May 15, 2011.
- Human Rights Campaign: Alaska Adoption Law, accessed May 15, 2011
- Human Rights Campaign: Alaska Non-Discrimination Law, accessed May 15, 2011
- "Clinton Is Competitive In Alaska". Public Policy Polling. Retrieved 2/8/2013.
- Human Rights Campaign: Alaska Hate Crimes Law, accessed May 15, 2011