Geography of the United States
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Alaska: Idea of gay civil unions tickles Republicans

BY NATASHA BARSOTTI — A reporter from the Juneau Empire asked members of the Republican-led House majority caucus if they would support the idea of domestic partnerships or civil unions for gay couples as part of their proposed initiatives . . . and they apparently thought he was being funny. 

As the chuckles died down and an unidentified caucus member was heard saying he "didn't see it in there, no," another member replied on behalf of the group: "What's important about this caucus is that we've focused on the things that really allow people to have a great life. We didn't have a discussion here about what happens inside your home; we had a discussion here about whether or not you can make money, there's a great economy, and whether or not you're going to have the opportunity to live in Alaska with a great future."


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