This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Hope Center women’s shelter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. A federal judge in Alaska will hear arguments Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in a lawsuit filed by the faith-based shelter against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law firm, is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the city from applying its gender identity law to the Hope Center shelter. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)

This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Hope Center women’s shelter in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. A federal judge in Alaska will hear arguments Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in a lawsuit filed by the faith-based shelter against the city over a requirement that it accept transgender women. Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian law firm, is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the city from applying its gender identity law to the Hope Center shelter. (Mark Thiessen | Associated Press File)

Faith-based shelter in Anchorage fights to keep out transgender women

Conservative Christian law firm sues city to stop it from applying a gender identity law to the shelter.

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