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YIELD: Transphobic Alaska Family Council ad warrants an apology

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As is so often the case, Alaska Family Council president Jim Minnery has a lot of explaining to do.

The arch-conservative nonprofit, which bills itself as a “statewide, pro-family public policy organization,” is currently pushing a ballot initiative headed to Anchorage voters in April. It's aim is to roll back anti-discrimination protections for transgender Alaskans adopted in 2015. If approved, the “Protect Our Privacy” initiative would would redefine “sex” to mean “an individual’s immutable biological condition of being male or female, as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at the time of birth.”



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