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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:59 PM

WATCH: Alaska Republicans Laugh at Reporter Who Asks About Gay Couples

State Republican lawmakers in Alaska had a good laugh after a reporter asked whether they'd support recognizing same-sex couples' relationships.

Mark Miller of the Juneau Empire is shown in video of the moment asking the question: "I was just curious, would the caucus support the idea of having domestic partnerships or civil unions open to same-sex couples?"

Then the giggles begin.

LGBT people are not included in the state's hate crimes law, or with an anti-discrimination law for the workplace or housing. No law addresses LGBT needs from the foster care or adoption system. And the law explictly limits recognition of couples to "one man and one woman."

The reporter's question is prefaced by results of a recent Public Policy Polling survey that found 67% of Alaskans support some form of legal recognition, while not quite ready for marriage. On whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed, 51% said no, while 43% said yes.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2013/02/17/watch-alaska-republicans-laugh-reporter-who-asks-about-gay

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:27 PM

1. I'm sure the Repubs took oaths to uphold the law for everyone

Why can't they be removed from office because they don't intend to work for their gay constituents as well as the straight?

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 03:32 PM

2. Good question.

Unfortunately it will never get answered.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:44 PM

3. Lord, what a backward bunch.

Not just giggles but guffaws. The guy that talked knew it sounded bad but what he said didn't make it any better.

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