00 SENATE 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
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
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).