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Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...involving three same-sex Anchorage couples who sued the state and 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/court-rules-same-sex-couples-have-equal
State
AG to keep defending same-sex marriage ban

...that happens, obviously we will comply with the decision."Joshua Decker, interim director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said Wednesday that he was disappointed with Geraghty's position. He said citizens, judges and legislatures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/ag-keep-defending-same-sex-marriage-ban
State | AK legislature
House Finance takes up abortion funding

...committee Tuesday morning was in opposition to the bills. Joshua Decker, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the bills raised constitutional questions. Others called it a government intrusion and a waste...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/house-finance-takes-abortion-funding
State | AK legislature
Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot

...later reduced to one ounce.In 2006 the Legislature recriminalized possession of marijuana at home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska challenged the law on privacy grounds and won in Superior Court. The state appealed to the Alaska Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/pot-petition-has-enough-signatures-make
State
Group takes next step to legalize marijuana

...In 2006, the Alaska Legislature passed a law re-criminalizing small amounts of pot at home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska challenged the law on privacy grounds and won in Superior Court. But the state appealed to the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-09/group-takes-next-step-legalize-marijuan
State
3 things to watch for in the state Legislature

...those who test positive and don't comply with a treatment program, or those who refuse testing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska raised constitutional concerns with a similar bill in 2010 that got little traction and died.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-11/3-things-watch-state-legislature
State
Voter ID bill passes final House committee

...and rural voters who don't have the same level of access to identification as urban voters do.The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska also says the bill is similar to a poll tax because Alaskans have to pay for the types of identification...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-10/voter-id-bill-passes-final-house-commit
State
Alaska may make gay partners 'family'

...does not include same-sex partners.The new proposal comes after attorneys, including those from the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, wrote in June to the commissioners of Corrections and Administration on behalf of a Juneau corrections...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-08-25/alaska-may-make-gay-partners-family
Weddings
No rush to allow same-sex marriage in Alaska

JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's announcement last week that she now supports same-sex marriage caused a ripple nationwide, but what effect it might have back home - if any - isn't immediately clear.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-24/no-rush-allow-same-sex-marriage-alaska
State
Concerns raised over Parnell's crime bill

...as a sex offender might go too far as well, Steiner said.Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, in a letter to the committee said the bill raises constitutional concerns."While the ACLU of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-12/concerns-raised-over-parnells-crime-bil
State

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