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Same-Sex Couples Win Tax Benefit Parity in Alaska

Same-Sex Couples Win Tax Benefit Parity in Alaska

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The Alaska Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has found that same-sex couples there are entitled to the same real estate tax break under state law given to married couples, despite Alaska’s marriage amendment, which provides that same-sex marriages are neither legal nor recognized there. The April 25 ruling, which held […]

Arkansas Reverses Gay Dad’s Visitation Restrictions

Arkansas Reverses Gay Dad’s Visitation Restrictions

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court voted 4-3 to reverse a circuit court’s requirement that a gay dad’s same-sex partner not be present when he has overnight visits from his youngest son. Contrary to the view of the circuit judge, the state’s high court, on November 21, found that Arkansas does […]