Anchorage, Alaska, Aug 12, 2019 / 23:09 pm
A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction protecting a women's overnight shelter in Anchorage from the city's demands that it house biological males.
"All Americans should be free to live out their faith and serve their neighbors-especially homeless women who have suffered sexual abuse-without being targeted or harassed by the government," said ADF Senior Counsel Kate Anderson in a statement.
Downtown Hope Center is a faith-based facility in Anchorage that offers overnight women's-only homeless shelters. These women have sometimes suffered abuse, and the center ensures that they will have a safe place to sleep, without being near men.
The center requires overnight visitors to be female at birth, at least 18 years old, sober, and demonstrative of safe behavior.