What does Prop. 1 do?
- Establishes a policy in Anchorage that persons using intimate facilities (locker rooms, etc.) in properties owned or operated by the Municipality have a right to privacy that must be protected. This privacy right includes the right NOT to be seen in a state of undress by members of the opposite sex.
- Requires that all multi-occupancy intimate facilities (not single-user facilities) in properties owned or operated by the Municipality must be designated for and used only by persons of the same sex.
- Authorizes the Municipality to provide accommodations (such as single-user facilities) to persons with special needs, such as those experiencing gender dysphoria, provided that the privacy rights of others are protected.
- Repeals the “one-size-fits-all” mandate on every Anchorage business, church and charitable group that prohibits them from protecting the privacy and safety of staff and customers, by not allowing them to reserve access to intimate areas (locker rooms, etc.) based on a person’s physical sex. Prop. 1 replaces this unfair mandate with a common-sense provision that allows a church, charity or business to set a policy that takes into consideration the nature of their operations and the desires of their staff and clientele.