Equality Works Disappointed in Mayor's Lack of Leadership

Equality Works today expressed disappointment in Mayor Sullivan's lack of leadership in unnecessarily vetoing the hard work of the Assembly, which voted by a clear majority to provide much-needed equal rights protections for Anchorage's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"It's a shame that the Mayor has decided to exclude LGBT people from the city's promise of 'equal opportunity for all persons,' said Jackie Buckley, Equality Works spokesperson. "We will continue to work towards an Anchorage that guarantees residents will be judged on their ability to contribute to and participate in the economy and community, and their qualifications to be tenants, homeowners or patrons. We all deserve equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations."

"The Ordinance passed by the Assembly, after hours of testimony clearly documenting the need for these protections, is good for business, and would ensure that Anchorage can continue to attract and retain the best employees and customers. The Mayor's actions are a step backwards."

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