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, managing editor, and award winning political writer at Alaska Commons. 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. Aronno lives in Anchorage, Alaska with his wife, Heather Aronno, and a lot of pets.