The Alaskan Republican-led House Majority Caucus recently laughed at a question from reporter Mark Miller of the Juneau Empire, who wanted to know if the caucus would "support the idea of having domestic partnerships or civil unions open to same-sex couples" (video below).
AlaskaCommons.com reports that Alaska House Leader Lance Pruitt said the party didn’t discuss the idea.
Currently, the state of Alaska defines marriage as one man and one woman.
"I’m looking at a recent Public Policy Polling of Alaska that found that only 30 percent of respondents believe there should be no legal recognition of gay couples’ relationships in Alaska. I was just curious, would the caucus support the idea of having domestic partnerships or civil unions open to same-sex couples," asked Miller.
After Republican lawmakers laughed at the question, Pruitt said: "We didn’t have a discussion here about what happens inside your home. We’re talking about whether or not you can make money, whether or not there is a great economy, and whether or not you’re going to have the opportunity to live in Alaska with a great future. Now, your discussion on that, we didn’t talk about that."