Alaska AG signs court brief supporting Nevada’s gay marriage ban

Alaska state Attorney General Michael Geraghty has signed on to a brief in support of Nevada’s voter approved, gay marriage ban, which is being challenged by eight same sex couples. The amicus brief, in support of Nevada’s attorney general, was filed in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and argues that no fundamental right to same-sex marriage exists.

“If public affirmation of anyone and everyone’s personal love and commitment is the single purpose of civil marriage, a limitless number of rights claims could be set up that evacuate the term ‘marriage’ of any meaning,” the brief says.

Attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Carolina also signed the document.

Alaska’s state Constitution defines marriage as an institution between one man and one woman. In total, thirty three states have banned same sex marriage either through constitutional amendment or through legislation.

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5 thoughts on “Alaska AG signs court brief supporting Nevada’s gay marriage ban

  1. Mae

    I don’t like anyone telling me who I can or can not marry.
    And you don’t have to be gay to feel that way.

    Apparently our AG feels he has a fundamental right to tell me who I can and can not marry.
    Good grief.

  2. Lynn Willis

    “Not ABT Type” makes a valid point. Since when is marriage a “fundamental right” to anyone? I don’t remember seeing it included in the U.S. Bill of rights. This is yet another distraction from our current Governor who has driven this State into serious fiscal jeopardy and who, to coin a phrase from my military service; “couldn’t lead a hungry squad to the chow hall” .

  3. Not ABT Type

    I am a christian. I go to church regularly. I have served in our nation’s armed services. I spent two tours in Nam. I believe in America. In Freedom. I watched too many of my brothers give their life defending freedom. I don’t approve of gay rights. But, I respect them and believe that they have a fundamental right to love as they choose. Who am I to tell someone who they can or cannot love. Who am I to deny same sex couples the priviledge or marriage. I am disappointed in our AG. Real courage is to stand up and fight for freedom. It is easy to be closed minded. Let our God sit in judgement

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