With all the talk about the same sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senator Mark Begich has become part of the buzz.
The Alaska Democrat says same sex couples should be able to marry and should have the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other married couple.
The statement isn’t new, but it’s made a buzz in some circles, and the BuzzFeed Politics website thought it had a scoop. The senator’s comment is similar to a remark made last year to the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy and lobbying organization for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Neither statement was made in a formal news release from the senator’s office.
- October 12, 2015- "It shows a place of ownership," said Dewey Hoffman with First Alaskans Institute. "Our smokehouse is a metaphor for our communities."
- October 12, 2015- In 2014, Churchill shared her introduction to weaving with an audience at KTOO. She’d been wary as a child, but as a young adult, took a class from her mother, master weaver Selina Peratrovich.
- October 12, 2015- Monday's small claims case between a trapper and a trap springer was supposed to last an hour, but after about two and half hours in District Court, it's stretching into a second day.
- October 12, 2015- Begich urged the young attendees to participate in their communities, to vote and to stay positive. He drew on his own life for illustration.