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The practice also persisted after the Supreme Court legalized the unions nationwide in The practice by the Permanent Fund Dividend Division continued until several people questioned or appealed being denied checks in Smith and the state settled the lawsuit Wednesday.
Alaska admitted denying benefits to same-sex military spouses and dependents for five years in violation of a permanent injunction put in place by the U. District Court decision. The state also vowed to no longer use the outdated state law, stop denying military spouses and dependents oil checks going forward and update enforcement regulations.
There were no financial terms. In Alaska, the oil wealth check is seen as an entitlement that people use to buy things like new TVs or snowmobiles, fund college savings s or, in rural Alaska, pay for high heating and food costs.
The payouts come from a fund seeded with oil money. The s, redacted of identifying information about oil check applicants, show as late asdivision employees were claiming Alaska does not recognize same-sex marriages, often pointing to an outdated and unenforceable section of state law still on the books as justification.
The s show employees disregarded a order from a deputy revenue commissioner to stop denying checks to same-sex spouses, that efforts were made to keep incorrect language about the state not recognizing gay marriage in its literature and that its computer system was programmed to reference the unenforceable state statute in form denial letters.
Smith, who accompanied her wife out of state, was denied an oil wealth fund check in Division staff listed about 40 people who were denied. The s show there was confusion among state employees early on about how to handle the same-sex partners of military members.
On March 9,then-deputy revenue commissioner Jerry Burnett sent top staff at the division an saying the court decisions in and invalidated all opposing laws at the state or local level. LOG IN. We'll notify you here with news about.
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