As America’s oldest watchdog of civil liberties, we find it troubling any time a public official abuses the authority placed with them to silence political views with which they personally disagree. The 1st Amendment makes expressly clear that is not the appropriate role of government.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Today, Mayor Jim Matherly sent the clear message that it is okay to discriminate in Fairbanks by vetoing LGBTQ non-discrimination protections. The mayor has taken this deeply misguided action despite strong support from the Fairbanks City Council.
ACLU of Alaska and Planned Parenthood Applaud City of Fairbanks Passing Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Fairbanks, AK — By passing Ordinance 6093 yesterday, the City Council took a major step towards stopping discrimination against LGBTQ community members in Fairbanks.