At a Friday House Majority Press Availability, the Republican dominated chamber rolled out their “Guiding Principles” – a list of criteria that would serve as a moral compass as they craft, debate, and pass legislation for the benefit of all Alaskans. Very quickly, offensively, and then awkwardly, the discussion of LGBT rights stumbled in and out of view as the caucus responded to a question by Mark Miller of the Juneau Empire.
Yep. The Alaska House Majority, where it’s Anita Bryant Appreciation Day everyday. Oh, how far we’ve come.
John Aronno is a co-founder and managing editor at Alaska Commons, 2013 Alaska Press Club Award winner for best political reporting print-small, and recipient of the 2010 Alaska Press Club’s Suzan Nightengale Award for Best Columnist in a small paper. Aronno has had his work featured in the Huffington Post, the Anchorage Press, the Alaska Dispatch, and the Rachel Maddow Show, and is listed among the state's top reporters on the Washington Post's "The Fix." He writes the weekly column “On Politics” for Alaska Commons.