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The city of Anchorage, Alaska, agreed Sept. 30 to drop a complaint against a local, faith-based women’s shelter for refusing to allow a biological male to spend the night at its facility

As specified by the settlement, the city will pay $100,000 to the shelter, Downtown Hope Center, to cover its legal expenses. The complaint was filed with the city’s Equal Rights Commission in January 2018 after Downtown Hope Center wouldn’t let the “inebriated and injured” biological man who identified as a woman spend the night. Instead, the shelter paid for a taxi to transport the man to a hospital. The complaint alleged that the center had discriminated against the man based on gender identity. Downtown Hope Center countered by filing a lawsuit against the city of Anchorage in federal court. “It would not only be dangerous and against […]

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