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posted Friday, April 6, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 14
Victory in Alaska - Anchorage voters defeat anti-Transgender Prop 1
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Victory in Alaska - Anchorage voters defeat anti-Transgender Prop 1

by Tim Peter - SGN Contributing Writer

On Tuesday, April 3, voters in Anchorage, Alaska strongly defeated a local initiative, Prop 1, that sought to discriminate against Transgender citizens by forcing them to use the restrooms of their assigned sex at birth.

At press time, Fair Anchorage, the group opposing Prop 1, was leading with 53 percent (36,983) of the 'No' votes vs. 47 percent (32,950) for 'Yes on 1 - Protect Our Privacy,' that was sponsored by Alaska Family Action.

This was the city's first election using mail-in ballots similar to what Washington state has been doing for years. As a result, election turn out exceeded expectations, with nearly 80,000 ballots returned.

'The Anchorage Transgender community has stepped up and led this campaign in such an amazing, powerful way,' Fair Anchorage campaign manager Kati Ward told the Anchorage Daily News. Commenting on the win, she continued, 'While we know we don't have all the results tonight [April 3], we're cautiously optimistic.'

If Prop 1 had succeeded, it would have rolled back protections for Transgender people in Anchorage that were enacted in 2015. At that time, the city council voted 9-2 in favor of adding protections which banned discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Right wing opponents of the new ordinance were dissatisfied with the result and announced a ballot initiative hoping to overturn the law.

Opponents of the anti-Transgender repeal effort drew much of their support from outside Alaska, including big businesses such as BP and Wells Fargo as well as pro-LGBTQ advocacy organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU.

Fair Anchorage's winning defense campaign outspent defeated Prop 1 proponents $800,000 to $123,000, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

Other opponents of the repeal effort included local clergy leaders who wrote a strong opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News: 'We think we know what love is, what it acts like, but do we? When we put up walls to protect what we consider to be some kind of religious purity, deeper love is not found but squandered. By creating boundaries to designate who is worthy or not of our full care and love we limit love's ability to impact us as well. For Jesus, love is not protected, but risked bravely. So are we, as Christians, called to love bravely and recklessly, as if there is nothing that could ever separate us from the loving presence of God (Romans 8:38-39).'

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