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It Turns Out Alaska Has Purposely Discriminated Against Gay, Married Couples For Years

The United States’ northernmost state has come under fire after leaked documents show Alaskan state officials purposely denied same-sex married couples legal benefits for years, even after same-sex marriage became legal nationwide. A new report by the Associated Press reveals that the aforementioned leaked documents reveal a pattern of discrimination against same-sex couples in…

Trans Politician Says Her Gender Was a ‘Non-Issue’ in Election

Kathy Ottersten won a seat to the Fairbanks city council. (Kathy Ottersten/Facebook)   Some LGBT politicians in the US midterm elections have faced scathing attacks aimed at their sexual orientation. But one trans politician, Kathy Ottersten, appears to be the exception to the rule. In the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, two transgender candidates were…

Alaska Voters Shoot Down Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill

Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, appear to have narrowly defeated an anti-transgender bill which would have blocked trans people from using their bathroom of choice. With around 85 percent of votes counted, LGBT campaigners have reported a nearly six percent lead for the ‘No’ side, prompting celebrations. Proposition 1, which sought to limit…