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Ballot Initiatives - Passed

Ballot Measure 2 of 1998

Purpose of Ballot Measure: To amend the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage in AK.
Date Passed: 3 November 1998


  • The ballot measure resulted from Resolution 42 (see LEGISLATION-ENACTED above), which was sparked by a lawsuit filed by Jay Brause and Gene Dugan, after the two men were denied a marriage license by the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • The ballot measure passed with 68% of the vote.

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