Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2010
Closed Date: Dec. 15, 2014
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(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.
Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.
State / Territory: Alaska
Public Benefits/Government Services
Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2010
Closing Date: Dec. 15, 2014
Case Ongoing: No