Case: Alaska v. Schmidt

3AN-10-09519CI | Alaska state trial court

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closed Date: Dec. 15, 2014

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)

According to the ACLU's case description:

Alaska allows cities to reduce property taxes on elderly or disabled married couples, but wouldn't allow same-sex couples access to that benefit. The ACLU of Alaska, along with the national ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project and Davis Wright Tremaine, represented a group of same-sex domestic partners whom both Alaska and Anchorage excluded from this otherwise widespread benefit. On their behalf, we asked a court to order both Alaska and Anchorage to make this property tax benefit available to same-sex domestic partners on the same terms as married couples.
Status: In April 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in our favor and ordered the state to begin providing the tax exemption to all loving, committed couples. 

Documents in the Clearinghouse




Julie A. Schmidt vs. The State of Alaska

Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014




State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage v. Schmidt et al

Alaska state supreme court

April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014



Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Alaska

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closing Date: Dec. 15, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Case Details

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket