Alaska Statutes 25.05.261

Who may solemnize.

(a) Marriages may be solemnized

(1) by a minister, priest, or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state, or by a commissioned officer of the Salvation Army, or by the principal officer or elder of recognized churches or congregations that traditionally do not have regular ministers, priests, or rabbis, anywhere within the state;

(2) by a marriage commissioner or judicial officer of the state anywhere within the jurisdiction of the commissioner or officer;

(3) before or in any religious organization or congregation according to the established ritual or form commonly practiced in the organization or congregation; or

(4) by an individual holding an elective public office in the state.

(b) This section may not be construed to waive the requirements for obtaining a marriage license.

(c) Nothing in this section creates or implies a duty or obligation on a person authorized to solemnize a marriage under (a)(1), (3), or (4) of this section to solemnize any marriage.

(§ 1 ch 58 SLA 1963; am §§ 1, 2 ch 20 SLA 2018)

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