Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Anti-Transgender Bathroom Initiative Voted Down In Anchorage

Anchorage Daily News reports that in Alaska's first-ever vote-by-mail election, a so-called "bathroom bill" initiative was defeated by Anchorage voters.  The Ballot Measure would have required that all municipally-owned facilities limit restrooms and locker rooms by sex as determined biologically rather than by gender identity.  The initiative would also have permitted other employers and public accommodations to adopt the same policy.  With virtually all ballots counted, the vote as reported last Friday was 40,378 opposed and 36,234 in favor.  Metro Weekly reports on reactions to the defeat.