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Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...municipality of Anchorage 2010 through the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska.Joshua Decker, executive director of ACLU of Alaska, hailed the opinion, saying it shows that discrimination has no place in the state."Simply because you happen...

...Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome free. Donations will benefit ACLU of Alaska Foundation.Perseverance Theatre's STAR program performance: "King Lear," 2 p.m., Perseverance Theatre...
Alaska personnel board makes gay partners 'family'," Hamilton said before the vote.The rules go into effect Oct. 19.Joshua Decker, interim director of the ACLU of Alaska, testified by phone. He thanked the board for the changes but thought some of the requirements for same-sex couples...
Alaska may make gay partners 'family'

...deciding on the criteria that same-sex couples must meet to be eligible for leave.Tom Stenson, legal director for ACLU of Alaska, said Friday that "you don't have to be a great humanitarian or anything to realize people need support at those...
Concerns raised over Parnell's crime bill

...Liberties Union of Alaska, in a letter to the committee said the bill raises constitutional concerns."While the ACLU of Alaska does not contest the State's ability and duty to pass laws to protect public safety, as drafted, SB22 goes far...
Administration builds case against pot

Possession of small amounts of marijuana at home for personal use will soon be challenged by the state, based on a body of information being compiled by the Alaska Legislature.
ACLU sues state on marijuana law

...right? The state thinks it's yes, we think it's no," said Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. The lawsuit also claims the law allows prosecution of people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes, which the...
AG may suspend medical marijuana registration in Alaska

...prosecutors. "It's illegal under federal law," she said. "It's always been illegal under federal law." ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Michael Macleod-Ball said he was not surprised that the ruling favored federal authority over...
ACLU fights tax break

...for one religion over another - or for religion generally over non-religion," said Michael Macleod-Ball, the ACLU of Alaska's executive director. If the bill included tax exemptions for employees of other nonprofits and charitable groups...
Alaska Digest

...considering suspending Alaska's registration program. The ACLU of Alaska sent a letter to the attorney general's office no way affected by the court's ruling ...," ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Michael Macleod-Ball contended...


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