After the Alaska state constitution was amended in 1998 to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples only, we filed suit on behalf of nine gay and lesbian couples who were denied access to the employment benefits enjoyed by heterosexual public employees and their spouses. Our lawsuit demanded that state and municipal employers make domestic partner employment benefits available to their lesbian and gay employees and their partners.

Status: In 2005, the Alaska Supreme Court unanimously decided in our favor and ruled that gay and lesbian government employees must be provided domestic partner benefits. Read the court's decision here

Court

Alaska Supreme Court

Status

Victory!

Case number

S-10459

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