In New Video, Women in Anchorage Announce Broad Opposition to Anti-Transgender ‘Proposition 1’By Adam Polaski • February 12, 2018 • 10:28 am
Residents in Anchorage, Alaska are preparing for an election in less than two months – and on the ballot will be Proposition 1, which anti-LGBTQ activists have placed on the ballot in order to gut the city’s LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. The ballot initiative would repeal key protections for transgender people in Anchorage, after an ordinance granting protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was passed by the Anchorage Assembly in 2015.
Backers of Proposition 1 – and similar efforts to strip transgender people of basic protections – claim again and again that their goal is to protect women from harassment, but that is a lie, since Proposition 1 would do nothing to defend women from mistreatment. That’s why Fair Anchorage, the campaign to defeat Proposition 1, launched a powerful new ad featuring women across Anchorage speaking out against Proposition 1 with one simple message: Do not harm transgender people in the name of women.
Watch the video:
Fair Anchorage wrote this week:
“The fact is, it’s already illegal to enter a restroom to harm or harass someone in Anchorage. Proposition 1 won’t change that–and it won’t make anyone safer. Everyone, including transgender people, values safety and privacy in restrooms. And we won’t for one second let our opponents scare voters into thinking that our city’s non-discrimination law–or our transgender neighbors or friends–pose a public safety risk.”
The Anchorage election is April 3, 2018. Freedom for All Americans is proud to support the efforts of Fair Anchorage.