Anchorage, Alaska approves repeal vote for LGBT nondiscrimination law Spectrum • December 14, 2015 The city of Anchorage has approved a ballot measure to repeal the city’s nondiscrimination law that added sexual orientation and gender identity to existing equal opportunity laws. However, City Attorney Bill Falsey, who approved the referendum petition, said the proposed ballot language would hav
Effort To Repeal Anchorage’s LGBT Rights Law Focuses On Bathrooms BuzzFeed • December 3, 2015 The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in September. A group of activists is now trying to repeal the ordinance, saying it enables men to prey on girls in public restrooms. Read the story here.
History Repeats Itself As Public Debates Anchorage Gay Rights Ordinance Alaska Dispatch News • September 15, 2015 The Anchorage Assembly will continue a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination in Anchorage on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Video: Public testimony at Anchorage Assembly Three versions of the ordinance were up for public hearing, all of which wo
How An Alaska Lawmaker Is Trying To Sneak Anti-LGBT Discrimination Into The Law Think Progress • August 14, 2015 Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans has proposed an expansion to the city’s equal rights law to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected classes, but there’s a catch. His bill has a gaping exemption that will allow religion to continue to justify anti-LGBT discrimination. R
Anchorage Assembly Member to Introduce New LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measure Alaska Dispatch News • August 13, 2015 Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans says the city’s equal rights law should be expanded to include sexual orientation and gender identity. In an ordinance he introduced Thursday, Evans could be rekindling a debate that has polarized the community in recent years. The ordinance would make it ille