Tag Archives: Anchorage

ALASKA: Anchorage Rejects Anti-Trans Initiative

I held off on reporting this earlier this week because there were still many uncounted ballots. But as of last night, we have a final result. The Anchorage Daily News reports: Anchorage voters have rejected an initiative that would have regulated access to restrooms and locker rooms by a person’s sex at birth instead of gender identity, a local version ...

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ALASKA: Anchorage Elects State’s First Two Openly Gay Public Officials, Undercover Homocon Candidate Loses

Until yesterday, no openly gay person had ever been elected to any public office anywhere in Alaska. Today they have two. Alaska Commons reports: In 2009, the Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance banning workplace and employment discrimination against LGBTQ residents of the municipality. Then-Mayor Dan Sullivan vetoed the measure. In 2012, in an election fraught with voting issues, voters overwhelmingly ...

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ANCHORAGE: Dan Savage Unmasks Undercover Homocon Candidate Endorsed By Anti-LGBT Politicians

Back in January, I reported that an anti-LGBT Christian group has filed a ballot measure to gut Anchorage’s LGBT right ordinance, which was finally approved in 2014 after years of viciously fought battles. In that post I noted that two openly gay men, including longtime JMG participant Christopher Constant, are now running for the Anchorage Assembly (the city council). Alaska ...

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ANCHORAGE: Anti-LGBT Christian Group Files Ballot Measure To Gut Hard-Won LGBT Rights Ordinance

As longtime readers may recall, in 2014 Anchorage finally enacted an LGBT rights ordinance after many years of a very ugly battle. Anchorage’s NBC affiliate reports on the latest development: A group of concerned citizens is petitioning to have religious and other exemptions added into Anchorage’s anti-discrimination ordinance passed in 2015. Just before close of business Tuesday afternoon, the paperwork ...

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ALASKA: Anchorage Assembly Approves LGBT Rights Bill In 9-2 Vote, Haters Vow Repeal Referendum

Big news this morning out of Anchorage. The Alaska Dispatch News reports: In a 9-2 vote, the Anchorage Assembly late Tuesday night made it illegal in the city to discriminate over sexual orientation or gender identity. The new local civil rights ordinance, the first of its kind in Alaska, will take effect as soon as it is signed by Assembly ...

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ANCHORAGE: Representative Of Lord Jesus Christ Waves Tampon At LGBT Rights Hearing [VIDEO]

As I reported last month, Anchorage is taking yet another run at an LGBT rights bill. At last night’s initial hearing, a local woman who declared herself to be the “representative of the lord Jesus Christ” waved a tampon and a bible during her testimony. Because reasons. The audio is somewhat out of sync in the clip, but the batshittery ...

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ALASKA: Anchorage Assembly Member To Introduce LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance With Religious Loopholes

The ugly battle for local LGBT protections in Alaska’s largest city has been going on for years. Today we get news of another attempt, this time with apparently broad carve-outs for religious beliefs. Via Alaska Dispatch News: Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans has introduced a local ordinance to expand protections under they city’s equal rights laws to include sexual orientation ...

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Anchorage Assembly Votes Against Special Counsel To Investigate Election Fraud

Even though the anti-gay Christian hate group running the No On 5 campaign acknowledges that they wrongly told residents they could vote on the same day they registered, the Anchorage Assembly has decided against assigning a special investigator to look into election fraud regarding last week’s vote on LGBT rights. The Anchorage Assembly rejected a resolution on a 7-4 vote ...

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ACLU Demands Voter Fraud Investigation Of Anchorage LGBT Rights Referendum

Earlier this week we learned that a coalition of Christian churches headed by anti-gay activist Jim Minnery (left) had encouraged illegal voting in Anchorage’s LGBT rights referendum. Anchorage Municipal Clerk Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein has said that she has reason to believe that people from outside of Anchorage had “crashed” the election. Yesterday the ACLU called for a special counsel ...

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ANCHORAGE: Anti-Gay Group May Have Caused Legit Voters To Be Turned Away

Yesterday we learned that Anchorage’s anti-gay coalition of Christian churches encouraged its supporters to vote illegally against the proposed ballot measure that would have granted housing and job protections to LGBT residents. But did that dirty trick also cause polls to run out of ballots and turn away legitimate voters? Initial reports Tuesday linked the ballot shortages with an erroneous ...

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Focus Cheers Anchorage Vote

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Anchorage In Uproar: Anti-Gay Hate Group Exposed For Encouraging Voter Fraud

The anti-gay hate group formed by a coalition of local churches has been exposed for encouraging voter fraud in yesterday’s Anchorage referendum on LGBT rights. As the Facebook screenshot caught by the blog Bent Alaska proves, No On 5 called for unregistered voters to illegally register and vote on the same day. Voter registration for yesterday’s election actually closed thirty ...

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Gay Rights Bill Fails In Anchorage As Christianist Group Pulls Illegal Trick

After a repulsive and lie-filled campaign from local Christians, it appears that Proposition 5 has failed in Anchorage. In a citywide ballot measure, voters were overwhelmingly rejecting language, known as Proposition 5, that would have added protections for people regardless of “sexual orientation or transgender identity” to the city’s civil rights laws. There was some uncertainty over the vote late ...

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NOM Tweets Against Anchorage Vote

Tomorrow’s vote in Anchorage has nothing to do with marriage, but NOM is urging its following to watch those viciously anti-trans cartoons and vote against protecting LGBT people from employment and housing discrimination. NOM just doesn’t want to rip apart your families, they want you homeless and jobless as well. Pure and bald-faced evil.

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Here’s Another Nasty Anti-Trans Ad From Alaska’s Loving Christian Churches

Although the proposed bill in Anchorage would protect the entire LGBT community, God’s Gentle People once again focus on the most vulnerable. Send the good guys some money.

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Alaska Haters Launch Anti-Trans Ad

One Anchorage is demanding that the opposition pull an insulting anti-transgender commercial. In the ad, a cartoon “transvestite” who wants to work at a day care is drawn as a man with a jutting jaw and body hair, wearing a short pink dress, red high heels and lipstick. If Prop. 5 passes, the narrator of the ad says, “it will ...

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ANCHORAGE: Christian Hate Groups To Battle Against Proposed LGBT Rights Bill

For 35 years, LGBT residents of Anchorage, Alaska have battled for employment and housing protections. Time after time Christian groups have beaten them back. Last week activists successfully placed a referendum on the November ballot which adds the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to this long list: “race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, physical disability, and ...

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How To Help Anchorage

For years I’ve blogged about the attempt to gain LGBT protections in Anchorage, Alaska, a campaign that has been ongoing for the last 35 years. Today Dan Savage tips us to an opportunity to help. The LGBT community in Anchorage—sick of waiting for basic civil rights protections—decided to put an equal rights initiative on the ballot. One Anchorage needed to ...

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ALASKA: National Anti-Gay Group Joins Local LGBT Employment Battle

In April voters in Anchorage, Alaska will decide whether the city should adopt protections for LGBT residents. The ballot measure was forced by thousands of signatures on a petition drive backed by the local Catholic Church. Just joining the battle is the Alliance Defense Fund, who contends that businesses should have the right to deny employment to gay people. The ...

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ALASKA: Anchorage Tries Again With New LGBT Non-Discrimination Referendum

In 2009 the Anchorage Assembly approved a bill banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The mayor promptly vetoed it. Activists are now attempting to take the issue to the ballot box. One Anchorage wants voters to add “sexual orientation or transgender identity” to the list, said the group’s spokesman, Trevor Storrs. “It’s a new name ...

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