A press conference held last Friday at Alaska’s House of representatives meeting put the northern most state in the spot light.
A recent poll showed 30% of Alaska’s population disapproved of civil unions or domestic partnerships, and when asked if the Republican lead House would consider moving on same-sex legislation, members audibly laughed at the idea. A good 6 seconds of laughter can be heard in the video below.
Some legislators later apologized for the laughter in a statement, House Speaker Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski), called the reaction inappropriate.
“…From the totality of the response and circumstances the laughter was in reaction to which legislator had to field the difficult question, and did not go to the merits of the issue. Regardless, laughter was not appropriate and for that we sincerely apologize.”