Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Alaska may face some legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT Alaskans. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1980, and same-sex couples have been able to marry since October 2014. The state offers few legal protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, leaving LGBT people vulnerable to discrimination in housing and public accommodations; however, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County established that employment discrimination against LGBT people is illegal under federal law. In addition, four Alaskan cities, Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, representing about 46% of the state population, have passed discrimination protections for housing and public accommodations.

Recent opinion polls have shown increasing levels of support for LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. A 2017 Public Religion Research Institute poll found a 57% majority and a 65% majority in favor of same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination legislation, respectively.[1] In 2018, voters in Anchorage rejected a voter initiative which would have stripped discrimination protections from transgender individuals.

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