SB 308: "An Act clarifying a statute relating to persons who may legally marry; relating to same-sex marriages; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 308 01 "An Act clarifying a statute relating to persons who may legally marry; relating 02 to same-sex marriages; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 25.05.011(a) is amended to read: 05 (a) Marriage is a civil contract entered into by one man and one woman 06 that requires [REQUIRING] both a license and solemnization. The man and the 07 woman must each be at least one of the following: [THAT MAY BE ENTERED 08 INTO BY] 09 (1) [A PERSON WHO IS] 18 years of age or older and [, WHO IS] 10 otherwise capable; 11 (2) qualified [THOSE WHO QUALIFY] for a license under 12 AS 25.05.171; or 13 (3) a member of the armed forces of the United States while on active 14 duty.
01 * Sec. 2. AS 25.05 is amended by adding a new section to read: 02 Sec. 25.05.013. SAME-SEX MARRIAGES. (a) A marriage entered into by 03 persons of the same sex, either under common law or under statute, that is recognized 04 by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state, and contractual rights 05 granted by virtue of the marriage, including its termination, are unenforceable in this 06 state. 07 (b) A same-sex relationship may not be recognized by the state as being 08 entitled to the benefits of marriage. 09 * Sec. 3. APPLICABILITY. AS 25.05.013, enacted by sec. 2 of this Act, applies to all 10 marriages entered into in other jurisdictions, whether entered into before, on, or after the 11 effective date of this Act. 12 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).