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The Downtown Soup Kitchen d/b/a Downtown Hope Center v. Municipality of Anchorage

Court: Trial Court

Status: Won

Last Updated: 5/29/2020



The city of Anchorage is misapplying a city ordinance against a faith-based women’s shelter after it referred an inebriated and injured man to a hospital and paid for his taxi ride there instead of allowing him to share sleeping quarters with abused and homeless women.

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Legal Documents

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Kate Anderson

Senior Counsel

Kate Anderson serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.

Ryan Tucker

Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Christian Ministries

Ryan Tucker serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Christian Ministries with Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Watch: Downtown Hope Center is now free to protect the vulnerable women it serves | ADF Client Film

Kate Anderson: Anchorage threatens women’s shelter for serving women (Anchorage Daily News, 2016-11-03)


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