The statement comes amid what advocates feel are escalating attacks on LGBTQ+ rights from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration.
Ian Hartman says he wants people who read his book to see the value in the state’s diversity. He’s expanding on his 2020 book with a new edition, “Black Lives in Alaska: A History of African Americans in the Far Northwest,” set to come out this fall.
The commission’s Executive Director Marti Buscaglia has previously said the change would require legislative action, but commission officials now say its within their regulatory authority.
The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.
In 1997, a Chugiak man filed a discrimination complaint against the airport. The investigation into the complaint took five years. Unhappy with its findings, he asked the state ombudsman’s office to take a second look. More than a decade later, he’s still waiting for an answer.
As an openly gay man who doesn’t identify with any religion, you’d think Matt Magnusson would have a minefield of identity politics to navigate working for Catholic Community Service.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has issued an executive order that “seeks legislation to reinstate the right to sue in state court for discrimination.”
A group of major corporations with business interests in the state had encouraged the governor to veto the measure. Disney had threatened to boycott the state.
Rep. Dave Talerico, R-Healy, has pre-filed a bill that would allow those authorized to perform marriages to discriminate against those seeking their services
The ordinance became the flashpoint in a confrontation between the city’s lesbian mayor and conservatives, who said the measure would allow men in women’s bathrooms.