The Respect for Marriage bill says states can’t, on the bases of race or gender, reject a valid marriage license issued in another state.
An NPR analysis finds that over the past two years, state lawmakers introduced more than 300 bills targeting trans people. Most of this legislation, 86%, takes aim at the rights of trans youth.
With that reunion came new questions on what shapes identity, and how generations of displacement of American Indians affects that identity.
Former workers say understaffing and decisions by management pushed the private psychiatric hospital — the only one in Alaska that serves children — to the brink of disaster.
Doctor pursued unsuccessful libel case against Alaska Right to Life that touched on free speech issues.
Hundreds of Indigenous peoples and allies showed up in front of the highest court in the land to show their support for the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Sen. Dan Sullivan says he was swayed by the addition of sections protecting religious organizations.
Because Native children represent about 55% of all children in state custody, overturning ICWA would have huge implications for Alaska.
ICWA faces broad constitutional challenges in an unfriendly court.
Judge Debra O’Gara says that some states are better than others at adhering to ICWA. “But right now, Alaska, I would say, is not doing so well.”