Anchorage voters defeated a bill that would have banned transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. In just six years, Anchorage voters flipped on LGBT issues.
Tuesday is the last day to submit ballots in Anchorage’s first-ever vote-by-mail election. Amid a packed slate of propositions and candidates, one particularly controversial measure has drawn the lion’s share of campaign money.
The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce says it opposes a controversial voter initiative that would regulate the use of public bathrooms in the city.
Anchorage voters will decide next spring how public bathrooms are going to be regulated. According to the municipal clerk’s office, a citizens’ initiative has gathered enough signatures from supporters to go before voters on the April 3 ballot in 2018.
A coalition of groups called Fair Anchorage that is opposed to the measure plans to mount a public education campaign over the next several months.