Legal Strangers in Alaska

Legal Strangers in Alaska

Lambda Legal filed a legal challenge on behalf of Deborah Harris, whose same-sex partner, Kerry Fadely, was shot and killed by a disgruntled former employee whom Fadely had fired. Under Alaska's workers' compensation law, the spouse of a person who dies from a work-related injury is eligible to receive survivor benefits, but same-sex couples are excluded from that legal protection. Lambda Legal is fighting to challenge the law.

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