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 who 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.

Court

Alaska Supreme Court

Status

Victory!

Case number

S-14521

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