Anchorage, Alaska Voters Defeat Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

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Voters in Anchorage, Alaska appear to have blocked the passing of a new anti-trans bathroom bill that would have stripped protections fron transgender invidiuals and required people in public spaces to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex assigned them at birth.

With all the ballots cast, the victory is as yet unofficial, though the Anchorage Press reports that 53% of citizens voted against the bill (titled Prop 1), while 46% voted for it. 

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The rights afforded transgender people in the Anchorage Assembly resolution of 2015 will thus remain intact. 

Democrat Ethan Berkowitz, the mayor of Anchorage, also made headlines Tuesday night, winning re-election against opponent Rebecca Logan by a 57-38% margin. 

Bathroom bills such as this have been proposed in various degrees around the country, drawing particular media attention in states like North Carolina and Texas. 

 

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