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What’s next for the most debated bills pending in the Legislature?
Education funding increase, “parental rights” and other proposals will resurface next year.
State association considers transgender ban on student sports
Change would limit girls teams to birth-assigned sex; public meeting scheduled Monday
Bill seeks to allow workplace discrimination by religious, nonprofit organizations
State human rights commission seeking change after eliminating LGBTQ+ protections
‘Parental rights’ bill expanded to require parents’ OK for entire curriculum
Legislation restricting sex and gender references in schools advances out of first committee.
LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination bill advances after heated debate
Next stop is the House Judiciary Committee.
Coming Out: A creative personal aesthetic
I think aesthetics are more than just politics.
‘Parental rights’ sequel: Six hours of separation
About 180 more people testify mostly in opposition to bill, but legislators’ minds appear unchanged
Public gets another chance to opine on ‘parental rights’ bill
Supporters hoping for bigger presence than first meeting when 90% of testimony opposed proposal
Capitol’s culture wars get graphic
Presentation about proper parenting features mature imagary, talk of arresting librarians
Police investigate notes indicating possible threat against children
In a statement, JPD said two such messages were found on Friday.
Public gets first say on proposal to restrict sex, gender content in schools
House Education Committee to host Thursday hearing on Dunleavy’s bill.
Bills focused on sex and gender in education bring ‘the beginning of the culture wars’ to Alaska
Competing legislation brings national fracas to the Capitol.
State school board supports barring transgender female students from participating in girls’ sports
On Thursday, the Alaska State Board of Education approved a resolution that supports barring transgender female students from participating in girls’ sports. The resolution supported… Continue reading
Conversion therapy survivors advocate for banning practice in Alaska
Invited testimony given for Rep. Sara Hannan’s bill.
Bill limiting sex, gender talk in schools gets first public hearing
Testimony limited to supporters who refer to indoctrination, religion in arguing parents know best.
Bill limiting sex, gender discussion in education will get public hearing, senate president says
However, lawmakers say it will not be a main focus.
Alaska rights commission limits LGBTQ+ discrimination cases
ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s human rights commission has reversed an earlier policy and now is only investigating LGBTQ+ discrimination complaints related to workplace discrimination and not… Continue reading
Lawmaker says ban on conversion therapy can help address LGBTQ+ youth suicide
The bill, sponsored by Juneau Rep. Sara Hannan, awaits a House committee hearing.
Juneau Drag invites residents to celebrates the ‘holi-gays’ in style
Now they don their gay apparel.
Gay marriage bill signed at White House ceremony
“This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in all its forms,” president says.