Alaska to Issue Marriage Licenses After Same-Sex Ban Struck Down

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Matthew Hamby (Left), and Christopher Shelden speak at a news conference. They are one of five gay couples who sued to overturn the Alaska’s ban on gay marriage
Same-sex couples in Alaska began submitting applications for marriage licenses on Monday after a federal judge struck down the state’s gay marriage ban Sunday night.

Gov. Sean Parnell has called the ruling unconstitutional, saying it will be appealed. However, the state instructed Alaska’s bureau of vital statistics to begin accepting applications from same-sex couples beginning Monday.

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