LGBT rights in Alaska
|LGBT rights in Alaska|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 1980|
|Gender identity/expression||Altering sex on birth certificate requires SRS|
|Discrimination protections||Sexual orientation protections in state employment|
|Same sex marriage legal since 2014|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Alaska have been able to marry since U.S. district court declared Alaska's denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples unconstitutional on October 12, 2014. They nevertheless continue to face some legal some challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex marriage is legal in Alaska following a ruling of a district court judge on October 12, 2014.
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.
An executive order prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in state employment since 2002. There is no provision for gender identity in any law.
Hate crime laws
State law does not address hate crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation.