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Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week, April 1 - April 8

Posted: 04/ 8/2012 12:19 pm Updated: 04/ 8/2012 12:37 pm

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our Something To Celebrate series -- or, as you'll see below, the worst anti-LGBT stories from the last seven days in our Know Thine Enemy feature.

You can think of Know Thine Enemy as a primer filled with some of the anti-LGBT rhetoric being leveled against us, as a reminder of how far we still have to go, and maybe even as a chance to have a laugh (because let's be honest, some of this stuff is so ridiculous it can be pretty hilarious).

Check out the stories we covered this week below -- all in one convenient slideshow -- and let us know who you think the biggest enemy of the LGBT community was in the comments section.

Anchorage Gay Rights Proposal Rejected Despite Bipartisan Support
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Voters rejected by a wide margin on Tuesday an Anchorage, Alaska, ballot proposition that would have extended citywide anti-discrimination protections to sexual orientation and transgender identity.

According to city returns with 97.5 percent of precincts reporting, Proposition 5 was failing by about a 58 - 42 margin.

The vote Tuesday had problems. Election officials ran out of ballots in multiple precincts due to what one official described as an "unprecedented number of voters." As such, final results may be days or weeks away, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Voters were also choosing a mayor and voting on other ballot initiatives.

Read the full story here.
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Filed by Noah Michelson  |