Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/20/1996 10:30 AM HES

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+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
               SB 308 PROHIBIT SAME SEX MARRIAGES                             
 Number 001                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN GREEN called the Senate Health, Education and Social                 
 Services (HESS) Committee to order at 10:30 a.m. and introduced               
 SB 308  as the first order of business before the committee.                  
 SENATOR LEMAN noted that a number of people had been heard on this            
 issue.  He conlcuded that SB 308 is important and maintains the               
 status quo in Alaska which he believed the majority of Alaskans               
 support.  SB 308 is not gay bashing as some would suggest.                    
 Alaska's social policy should not be dictated by as few as three              
 judges in Hawaii.  Senator Leman believed that Alaska should                  
 support an established social order.  He strongly supported SB 308.           
 SENATOR MILLER moved that SB 308 be moved out of committee with               
 individual recommendations.  Hearing no objections, it was so                 

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