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Resolution 42

Date Introduced: 1998
Date Enacted: November 1998, after Ballot Measure 2 was passed (See BALLOT INITIATIVES-RESOLVED below)


  • In response to the legal case Brause v. Bureau of Vital Statistics (see LAWSUITS-RESOLVED below), the Alaska Legislature immediately proposed and passed Resolution 42, which became what is now known as Ballot Measure 2 (see BALLOT INITIATIVES-RESOLVED below).
  • The text of the adopted amendment, which is found at Article I, section 25 of the Alaska Constitution, states: To be valid or recognized in this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman.

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