Vladimir Putin Can See Gay Marriages From His House

Jim Burroway

October 12th, 2014

The Land of Sarah Palin is now in the marriage equality column. In a surprise summary judgment — the surprise being that it came out on Sunday afternoon local time after having heard oral arguments Friday afternoon –Federal District Judge Timothy Burgess found (PDF: 206KB/25 pages) ” that Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same sex marriages lawfully entered in other states is unconstitutional as a deprivation of basic due process and equal protection principles under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

The ruling comes less than a week after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Alaska’s Federal Courts, overturned bans in Idaho and Nevada. The ruling takes effect immediately, and there was no stay issued with it. Nonetheless, Gov. Sean Parnell quickly announced that he would try to appeal the decision.

Alaska has a three day waiting period. While couples should be able to get marriage licenses on Monday, marriages may not take place before Thursday.


October 13th, 2014

That’s okay, Caribou Barbie can see a continuing political career from hers when she looks over there.

Lynn David

October 13th, 2014

3 day waiting period to get married?

Wonder if they have the same on buying a gun.


October 13th, 2014

Not that it will stop Alaska from being one of the most hostile places in the country to gay people.

They may not stop you from marrying, but they can still slash your tires, vandalize your house, and beat you up.

There’s a lot of social change that still needs to happen in some states that will take a while to catch up to the legal one.


October 13th, 2014

Great article title.

Timothy Kincaid

October 13th, 2014

“…but they can still slash your tires, vandalize your house, and beat you up.”

That’s not anti-gay. That’s just an ordinary saturday evening party for one of Alaska’s prominent political families.


October 13th, 2014

“That’s not anti-gay. That’s just an ordinary saturday evening party for one of Alaska’s prominent political families.”

And they totally have gay friends. So they aren’t bigoted at all.

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