Alaska’s fight for gay rights didn’t start with in 1998, when marriage was defined as only between a man and a woman. It began over half a lifetime ago.
Gov. Walker discusses his thoughts on LGBT rights in Alaska–which the state offers no protections for in terms of discrimination in the private sector.
Alaska’s statewide and Anchorage anti-discrimination commissions are not required to offer protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people despite the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s interpretation that it is considered sex discrimination, which is already protected by law.
Alaska is one of 28 states that offer no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.