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Municipality of Anchorage Proposition 1, 2018

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Proposition 1 is a 2018 Anchorage, Alaska anti-transgender direct initiative bathroom bill. It would make it legal for "any employer, public accommodation, or other person to establish and enforce sex-specific standards or policies concerning access to intimate facilities such as locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, and restrooms." The measure defines the term sex as "An individual's immutable biological condition of being male or female, as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at the time of birth."[1] It would overturn, in part, Anchorage's 2015 ordinance AO-96, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.[2] The proposition will be on the ballot in Anchorage, Alaska on April 3, 2018.[1]

The proposition is the result of a petition campaign headed by Alaska Family Action, a Christian public policy organization. The group organized a petition titled "Regulating Access to Facilities Such as Locker Rooms and Bathrooms on the Basis of Sex at Birth, Rather Than Gender Identity."[3] The Anchorage Municipal Clerk's Office certified over 6,200 valid signatures on the petition and authorized the referendum in July 2017.[3] Local opponents of the bill are led by Fair Anchorage, a coalition of organizations.[4]

The bill is one of several 2018 local and state ballot initiatives that would limit the rights of LGBT individuals in parts of the United States.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Bathroom bill
  • LGBT rights in Alaska


  1. 1.0 1.1 2017-2
  2. Kelly, Devin (September 29, 2015). "Anchorage Assembly passes LGBT rights law". Anchorage Daily News.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Polk, Leroy (July 27, 2017). "It's official, gender-related bathroom use proposition up for vote next year". KTUU.
  4. Hughes, Zachariah (July 27, 2017). "Controversial Anchorage bathroom bill will go on April ballot". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. "Slew of state and local bills are targeting LGBTQ people". NBC News. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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