Anchorage voters first in the nation to reject bathroom bill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill.

Anchorage’s Assembly passed a sexual orientation discrimination ordinance in 2015 but a repeal effort was mounted that also sought to force people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with gender at birth.

The repeal effort is losing by a 53-47 percent margin with tallying set to end Friday.

Opponents of the bathroom bill have...

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