Alaska's capital city of Juneau has bucked state, local, and national trends of elected officials consistently acting like a bag of dicks when it voted 8-1 on Monday night to enact the capital city's first anti-discrimination ordinance.
The new law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, familial status, disability, gender expression, or national origin.
While a minority of residents believe such measures are politically-correct Nanny-stating and a burden on their individual religious liberties, those particular individuals are often--coincidentally--ones who don't need the protection of such laws for any reason, and actually have never been prevented from practicing their religion or "reverse-discriminated" against in even the slightest or remotely demonstrable way.
Asked for an example of a single time he has been forced to unconstitutionally or unfairly kowtow to "minority interests" or any realistic scenario in which he might be in the future, one straight, white, cishet male pointed to a new giant humpback whale sculpture on the shore of Gastineau Channel, shouted "Look! What's that over there?" and ran away before answering.
The ordinance, championed by assembly member Jesse Kiehl, also had the broad support of the Juneau public, most of whom are not dicks and therefore don't want their elected officials acting like a giant bag of dicks, either.