Articles tagged with: ACLU of Alaska
As Anchorage officials continue to deal with the numerous irregularities of the April 3 election, a transgender woman wins a victory against Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles; and other news from Bent Alaska’s Twitter feed.
Alaska Commons editor John Aronno may have been sick at home with a cold, but that didn’t prevent Alaska Commoners from putting out an high quality analysis of last night’s Anchorage Assembly meeting as it related to the previous Tuesday’s problem-plagued election.
On Tuesday, April 10, the ACLU of Alaska released three affidavits of voters and election workers; the Anchorage Assembly voted 7 to 4 against appointing an independent special counsel for the time being; and the Assembly got an earful about election problems.
An update of news about Anchorage’s highly problematic April 3 election since our story of yesterday morning. Bent Alaska urges Anchorage voters to attend tonight’s Anchorage Assembly meeting; Bent Alaska will also be livetweeting from that meeting @bentalaska.
YWCA Alaska invites you to its Opening Hearts & Minds Luncheon on “Civil Rights, Then & Now.” featuring civil rights speakers Wanda Greene, president of the NAACP of Anchorage, and Jeffrey Mittman of ACLU of Alaska. Moderated by Hilary Morgan of YWCA Alaska.
he ACLU of Alaska is pleased to announce that the Honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s ACLU of Alaska Liberty Awards Gala. Help us inaugurate The Year of Restoring Privacy!
“Alaska’s gay and lesbian couples who are senior citizens or disabled veterans pay higher property taxes than similar heterosexual couples,” E. Ross wrote last August, “because we are treated like roommates or business partners instead of couples and families.” Now the lawsuit described in that story — Bent Alaska’s first on the lawsuit by three same-sex couples against Alaska’s biased property tax — has resulted in a victory in Anchorage Superior Court, the ACLU of Alaska announced today.
As part of UAA Constitution Week 2011, University of Alaska Anchorage will present a community panel Friday, September 23 which will explore the issue of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights as it relates to the Alaska and United States Constitutions. The panel will feature leaders who have advocated for equal rights in front of Alaska’s courts, the Anchorage Assembly, and the University of Alaska Board of Regents.
Jillian T. Weiss, J.D., Ph.D., analyzes the legal issues of privacy and equal protection in the ACLU’s brief in K.L. v. State of Alaska, which involves Alaska DMV’s denial of a transgender woman’s driver’s license with a correct gender marker without proof of a surgical sex change.
Alaska DMV based its refusal to put the correct gender marker on a transgender woman’s driver’s license on Alaska’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) D-24. Just who wrote SOP D-24, and what kind of review did it get before being used to make decisions affecting people’s lives?