Alaska Statutes.
Title 25. Marital and Domestic Relations
Chapter 5. Alaska Marriage Code
Section 11. Civil Contract.
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AS 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.

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