Alaska Statutes 25.05.011

Civil contract.

(a) Marriage is a civil contract entered into by one man and one woman that requires both a license and solemnization. The man and the woman must each be at least one of the following: (1) 18 years of age or older and otherwise capable; (2) qualified for a license under AS 25.05.171; or (3) a member of the armed forces of the United States while on active duty. (b) A person may not be joined in marriage in this state until a license has been obtained for that purpose as provided in this chapter. A marriage performed in this state is not valid without solemnization as provided in this chapter.

(§ 1 ch 58 SLA 1963; am § 9 ch 245 SLA 1970; am § 92 ch 127 SLA 1974; am § 1 ch 28 SLA 1975; am § 1 ch 21 SLA 1996)

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