2018 Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, Proposition 1

Proposition 1 was a 2018 direct initiative bathroom bill in Anchorage, Alaska. A public vote on the proposition was held on April 3, 2018. It would have made it legal for "any employer, public accommodation, or other person to establish and enforce sex-specific standards or policies concerning access to intimate facilities such as locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, and restrooms." The measure defined the term 'sex' as "an individual's immutable biological condition of being male or female, as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at the time of birth."[1]

Proposition 1
April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)
Votes %
Yes 36,993 47.36%
No 41,115 52.64%
Valid votes 78,108 98.50%
Invalid or blank votes 1,187 1.50%
Total votes 79,295 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 218,388 36.31%
Source: "Election Summary Report 2018 Regular Municipal Election" (PDF), Municipality of Anchorage, November 3, 2018

The proposition was the result of a petition campaign headed by Alaska Family Action, a Christian public policy organization. The group organized a petition titled "Regulating Access to Facilities Such as Locker Rooms and Bathrooms on the Basis of Sex at Birth, Rather Than Gender Identity."[2] The Anchorage Municipal Clerk's Office certified over 6,200 valid signatures on the petition and authorized the referendum in July 2017.[2] Local opponents of the bill were led by Fair Anchorage, a coalition of organizations.[3]

Anchorage voters rejected Proposition 1 by a vote of 52.64% to 47.36%.[4]

See also



  1. ^ 2017-2
  2. ^ a b Polk, Leroy (July 27, 2017). "It's official, gender-related bathroom use proposition up for vote next year". KTUU.
  3. ^ Hughes, Zachariah (July 27, 2017). "Controversial Anchorage bathroom bill will go on April ballot". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Election Summary Report 2018 Regular Municipal Election Official Results", Municipality of Anchorage, November 3, 2018, archived from the original on October 1, 2020, retrieved July 30, 2018