Alaska Supreme Court Confirms That Marriage Amendment Does Not Affect Right to Equal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

The Alaska Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on April 25, holding that same-sex couples living in Alaska are entitled to the same real estate tax break under state law that is given to married couples, and that nothing in Alaska’s marriage amendment, which provides that same-sex marriages are neither legal nor recognized in Alaska, would prevent that result. State of Alaska v. Schmidt, 2014 Alaska LEXIS 76, Opinion No. 6898 (April 25, 2014). Ironically, … <Read More>