Anchorage, Alaska, voters have turned back a ballot measure that would have restricted transgender people’s access to restrooms, locker rooms, and “intimate facilities.” Voters rejected Proposition 1 by a final vote of 52.7 percent to 47.3 percent, according to a count posted by the Anchorage municipal clerk Friday. There were over 77,000 votes cast. The margin held since the first vote count was released early late Tuesday. In the first election in which residents voted by mail, “about 53 percent of the 50,000 ballots counted Tuesday night were ‘no’ votes on Prop. 1, compared to 46 percent in favor,” the Anchorage Daily News reported at the time.
April 6 / The Advocate