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Alaskan anti-discrimination ordinance could be passed in April

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  1. Good luck to them! Let’s hope the LGBT folk get full equality, will keep my fingers crossed!

  2. Are you telling me that in America you cannot address this issue on state scale? Does every city in America has to vote this in individually?

    1. I think so!

    2. Paddyswurds 27 Mar 2012, 11:36am

      …yes, unless the State enacts it on a state wide basis as in most of the New England states, where people are less inclined to the Abrahamic cults or are, as in Europe, more inclined to fairness and equality.

    3. You have to start somewhere.

  3. Jock S. Trap 27 Mar 2012, 10:36am

    Good luck with this but ‘could’ isn’t good enough, it ‘should’ pass and finally get Alaska out of the dark ages of conservative christian rule.

  4. Does this mean that discrimination is not banned on a state-wide level against LGBT people already?


    Alaska is clearly a backward, uinpopulated, uncivilised DUMP,

    yes it’s nice that Anchorage might be doing something about this but as a state Alaska is a complete joke if discrimination is not already banned.

    Alaska deserves loud condemnation for the fact that in the year 2012 discrimination is not already outlawed.

    1. Paddyswurds 27 Mar 2012, 11:41am

      ……don’t forget that Alaska is the State that elected the air head Sarah Palin, who claims that the Earth is only 6000 years old and Dinosaurs roamed the Earth with early man, amongst numerous other ridiculous claims each even more ludicrous than the last.

    2. If I’m correct, 8 states + DC have marriage, 23 states have laws against employment discrimination (7/9 of those only for state employment), 16 states have laws against housing discrimination, 30 states have hate crime laws and 1 state recognizes hate crimes in data collection.

      It’s not just Alaska LOL.

      1. Paddyswurds 27 Mar 2012, 5:25pm

        ….However, we are commenting on the current story which IS about Alaska, rather than the USA as a whole. Do try to keep up, pet.

      2. Well, he should stop focusing on attacking Alaska and look at the US as a whole and our lack of LGB rights

    1. Paddyswurds 27 Mar 2012, 11:53am

      @Dave North…
      ….Just read the article you linked to and I am delighted at the verdict although personally I would have given him a full year in jail to think about his vile tweet. I really do hope the University sends him packing. To do otherwise would send out a message that this behaviour is acceptable, when clearly it is not!
      This is one more reason i think the tweet thing is dying a deserved death. There are just too many idiots using it now and it is becoming a nuisance rather that a useful tool.

      1. Jock S. Trap 27 Mar 2012, 12:19pm

        Agreed! If they mean to sentence for 56days will he serve 56 days? At least if they intended an amount of day let them stew by giving them a longer sentence to reflect.

  5. Well I hope this passes! Time to move on. towards a time not ruled by religion. Whether or not you like homosexuality, there is no excuse someone could have against anti discrimination (even though their arguments against marriage aren’t valid either lol) I wish the US had same sex marriage and LGB rights throughout the whole country!

    1. on,*

  6. As far as I know there has been ZERO coverage of this here in Texas in the DFW area. Perhaps I missed it but the way they rerun every story surely I would seen at least something. It would be cool to say thay cover picture was shot here in Texas. We are so behind in LGBT rights. Go Anchorage!!

    1. Paddyswurds 27 Mar 2012, 5:36pm

      In my experience of the lower 48 as they say, one rarely see any mention of Alaska. Indeed there are quite a few lower 48 Americans who don’t even know Alaska is a State or at least they didn’t before the stupid Palin woman appeared on the scene to expose the State as a haven for idiots. She who believes “Paul Revere rode to Concord warn the British “..really?

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