Words for Equality

[Editor's note: Mel compiled this great list of links to written fact and opinion pieces in support of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance. I'd like to add that there is television and radio coverage as well, involving speakers from Equality Works and Metropolitan Community Church of Anchorage, plus supportive letters to the editor by LGBT Anchorage-ites and our allies every day in the ADN. The public hearing for the ordinance is June 9 at Loussac Library.]

On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, an ordinance was introduced in the Anchorage Municipal Assembly which would prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, financial practices, public accommodations, and education on the basis of sexual orientation and veteran status — adding these two classes to those already included in Title 5, Anchorage's equal rights code: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, age, and physical or mental disability.

One week away from ordinance testimony & possibly an Assembly vote. Time to write those letters to the Anchorage Assembly, if you haven't already done so.

Meanwhile, here's a list — as comprehensive as I've been able to make it so far — of blog posts & opinon pieces favoring equality.  I've compiled a list of pieces that are anti-equality too, but see them on my Equality page — I don't want to give them another link here.  And please do tell me if I'm missing anything.

Anchorage equal rights ordinance

Proposed ordinance

Facts about the ordinance (as opposed to lies)

Blogs & opinion pieces


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Other blogs.  Various other Alaska blogs have also posted news/commentary related to the ordinance, including  Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis, Progressive Alaska, Shannyn Moore: Just a Girl from Homer, Elise Sereni Patkotak, The Immoral Minority, What Do I Know?, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Grace Notes, The Alaska Commons, The Mudflats, and Mamadance.

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