U.S. Congresswoman Mary Peltola

On Dec. 8, Alaska Congresswoman Mary Peltola joined all 219 House Democrats, along with 39 Republicans in helping to pass the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act,” which codifies same-sex “marriage” in federal law. President Joe Biden is expected to quickly sign the legislation.

Last week, Alaska Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski abandoned the vast majority of their GOP colleagues in helping Senate Democrats pass their version of the bill on a 61-36 vote, which included 12 Republicans voting in support. The bill needed 60 votes to pass the Senate, which means Sullivan and Murkowski could have stopped the bill if they would have joined the majority of Republicans.

The bill poses grave threats to religious liberty by mandating that every state grant “full faith and credit” to same-sex “marriages” performed in another state, while requiring that the federal government recognize polygamous “marriages” if they are considered valid by an individual state.

Numerous religious liberty organizations and advocates have warned that the legislation will force non-profit groups, private businesses and services that accept public funds to recognize gay “marriage.” This includes adoption services, homeless shelters and other charitable organizations.

The bill also empowers future lawsuits against individuals or organizations that maintain a traditional view of marriage.

The 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell said states could no longer define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, but had to recognize gay “marriage.” The official Republican Party Platform clearly opposes this ruling.

Worried that a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court might one-day overturn Obergefell, Democrats pushed the “Respect for Marriage Act” this year as a way to ensure that the high court could not unravel gay “marriage” by overturning Obergefell sometime in the future.

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Peltola joins all Dems and 39 Republicans in passing gay ‘marriage’ bill

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I wonder if Peltola has asked her Almighty-God fearing elders what they think about gay marriage? Get enough people gay and there will be an absence of babies and youngsters who would grow up and carry on the human race. I hope that the Alaska Natives open up their eyes and realize that Mary is working on de-populating them – her own people – and she has no shame about doing this.

    • Terry Stires says:

      Foh. The planet is about to reach 8 billion people. Don’t worry about the continuation of the species.
      Why don’t you express your real reason for being against homosexuality: it makes you uncomfortable and you’re not strong enough to accept it.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Terry, there you go again. Trying to tell me how I am really feeling. Terry, I could love you even if you prefer a sexual relationship other than what my Heavenly Father approves of – I don’t have to like or accept your sexual preferences – I could love you just because you are human.

      • Whidbey Thedog says:

        Well said TS, but I’ll go one step further. I’d say that “uncomfortable” is not quite the right adjective. “Disgusted” – and with a sexual connotation – would be a better choice. Deep down, that’s what homophobia is really about. And by the way, the UN declared that the World’s population crossed the 8 B mark a few weeks ago. That means it has more than doubled in my lifetime, and tripled in my parents’. How many more times can we afford to do that? No real Friend of Humanity would want to see that happen…

      • John J Otness says:

        You are not strong enough to resist the lust,,, simple…. There is nothing new under the Sun

    • Ceak says:

      the scary thing is gay men can hire a surrogate to carry and birth a baby fot them. The woman hands the baby over after birth and the child is motherless. It’s tragic.

    • Whidbey Thedog says:

      When you have a spare minute, please Google “reductio ad absurdum”.

  • Hunter S says:

    Frankly, as a Republican I am more worried about winning elections and swamp politicians advocating for the termination of the Constitution. These are government marriages and do not have to be recognized by the church. Makes sense in a free society.

  • Citizenkane says:

    May all of her grandchildren marry farm animals.

  • Dee Cee says:

    Good bye family. Good by tradition. Good bye God.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Off the topic: Is anyone aware that just about one million acres are being put up for auction by the end of this month by the Biden administration and that the land is in the Cook Inlet region? I saw the article in The EPOCH times ( The land is between Kalgin Island & Augustine Island according to the article and the auction will take place 12/30/2022. Supposedly the land is being sold for oil and gas production. Can you believe this considering that Biden has been shutting every other place down? My gut instinct is that the regime is up to no good again.

  • Johnny says:

    A lot of the LGBT folks have been jabbed with you-know-what and as a result will unfortunately suffer its consequences, I’m not saying that this is a good thing, it is absolutely horrible, they are our fellow human beings and are simply misguided by others or suffer mental illness this goes for the left as well and if the good ole USA can make it another 2 years under Brandon without imploding we’ll see a major shift in voting outcomes.

  • Sharon says:

    As far as I’m concerned both Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski are Democrats that lie to the Republicans!! They don’t represent me!! They don’t have my vote.
    I’m not happy about the Biden administration auctioning off our land to another country. Hoping our oil companies buy it and drill for oil.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    We got this stuff going on and guess what else is coming? When will the insanity stop?

    • Terry Stires says:

      Thedog said it best: “When you have a spare minute, please Google “reductio ad absurdum”.”

  • John J Otness says:

    In the twinkling of an eye GODS word will enter all who ignored HIS WORD on abomination.