CIVILITY CRUMBLES AS F-BOMBS, THREATS OF VIOLENCE RISE
A group of radical feminists and angry transgender individuals hurled insults on Facebook during the group’s live feed of the Fairbanks City Council meeting on Monday night, with one of the members of the “Hrrrl Scouts” saying Mayor Jim Matherly has a “punchable face.”
Last week, the group continued a spew of hate on Facebook against the mayor, who vetoed an ordinance granting specific LGBTQ rights in Fairbanks.
The ordinance, which the city council had adopted by a 4-2 vote, added protections for LGBTQ members in employment, housing and public accommodations. It gave people with gender dysphoria or gender expression an avenue to sue for discrimination.
The veto override failed tonight.
Matherly had originally signed on as a co-sponsor of the ordinance, but then decided to veto it “after much soul searching, research and examination of all facets of the issues,” he wrote in a letter explaining his actions.
Of the angry Facebook group, Christina Sinclair is a Democrat who was endorsed and funded by unions when she ran against Rep. Tammie Wilson in 2016. The group’s live stream responses is a raw look at what Mayor Matherly and council members Dave Pruhs and Jerry Cleworth are facing.