Action Alert: Help end LGBT Workplace Discrimination - Contact Sen. Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Alaska is one of 29 states where there is no state law protecting a lesbian, gay or bisexual person from being fired just because of who they are - the same is true in 34 states for transgender people. Continue reading

The Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform, 68-32

Today, both Sen. Murkowski and Sen. Begich, along with 66 other Senators on both sides of the aisle, passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would help lift 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. Continue reading

Alaska's Same-Sex Marriage Newspaper Coverage - DOMA and Proposition 8 Supreme Court Rulings

View the front page coverage of the Supreme Court marriage equality decisions of two of our major Alaskan Newspapers located in Anchorage and in Juneau. Thank you Anchorage Daily News and the Juneau Empire for your coverage.  Continue reading

Alaskans Together For Equality Statement on the Supreme Court striking down DOMA

Today, the Supreme Court affirmed that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal legal respect and treatment.This is an enormous victory and a joyous day for loving, married couples and their families – and for equal justice under the law.  Continue reading

Op-ED: Murkowski Shares Thoughts on Marriage Equality with Alaskans

This Op-Ed is posted on Senator Lisa Murkowski's Official Website: Not too long ago, I had the honor of nominating an Alaskan family as “Angels in Adoption,” a celebration of the selflessness shown by foster care families and those who adopt children.  They arrived in Washington, DC, a military family who had opened their doors to not one child but four siblings to make sure that these sisters and brother had the simplest gift you can give a child: a home together.  Continue reading

Welcome to the New Website

Hope you enjoy the new website.  Continue reading

Six Million American Children and Adults Have an Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parent

Williams Institute releases national study analyzing LGBT parenting demographics LOS ANGELES— An estimated 37% of LGBT Americans have had a child, meaning as many as six million American children and adults have an LGBT parent, according to findings from a national study released  today by Williams Institute Distinguished Scholar, Gary J. Gates. Continue reading

The Health Care Ruling and Its Possible Impact on LGBT Alaskans

The Supreme Court is expected to decision this week on the 26-state lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. In 2010, Governor Parnell added Alaska to the list of states in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law. Continue reading

Alaskans Together For Equality Appaulds President Obama's Endorsement of Marriage Equality

Today, President Obama declared his support for marriage equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.  The President joins a majority of Americans who believe that all committed and loving couples should have the opportunity to enjoy the protections that marriage offers to them and their families. Continue reading