Proposition One: gender-related bathroom use debate

ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- Proposition One, also referred to as the 'bathroom bill', will be in front of voters April 3rd.

Proposition One states it has to do with "regulating access to facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms on the basis of sex at birth, rather than gender identity."

Kati Ward, manager of the "No on Prop 1" campaign, said the bill would be difficult to enforce and it's an attack on transgender individuals. The group held a strategy meeting Monday evening.

"It's unfounded because we have not seen an uptick in crime. There is no correlation to transgender people being able to use public facilities according to their gender identity " Ward said.

Jim Minnery, President of Alaska Family Action, said businesses and churches, not government, should be allowed to decide their bathroom policy.

"We are trying to tell businesses and groups like churches and nonprofits and public spaces where people are going into that they should expect that those places are segregated. Based on those who are biologically male and those who are biologically female."

The decision will be up to the voters during the Anchorage Municipal Election.

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