Alaska

Relationships

YES
Does the state allow same-sex couples to marry?
YES
Does the state recognize marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions?
NO
Does the state offer any other type of relationship recognition for same-sex couples?

Workplace

NO
Does state law protect employees in the private sector from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
Miscellaneous
Does state law expressly protect state government employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

Governor Tony Knowles issued an executive order in 2002 banning discrimination based on sexual orientation against state employees. See Admin. Order No. 195. However, Alaska does not have a statewide law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. See Alaska Stat. § 18.80.220.

All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference." 

Parenting

Miscellaneous
Who may adopt?

Any unmarried adult. Married persons must petition jointly unless excused by court. See Alaska Code § 25.23.020.

Miscellaneous
Second-parent adoptions:

Granted by some judges, but not yet affirmed in appellate case law or confirmed in statute.

Bullying

YES
Does state law prohibit bullying in public schools?
NO
Does the law include cyberbullying?
NO
Does the law specifically mention sexual orientation?
NO
Does the law specifically mention gender identity?
NO
Does the law also apply to private, non-religious schools?
NO
Is there a state antidiscrimination law that applies (or may apply) to schools?
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