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City of Anchorage agrees to pay $10K of exhibitor's legal fees
A federal judge has instructed the city of Anchorage, AK, to reinstall a gay pride exhibit at Z.J. Loussac Library ordered taken down by Mayor George Wuerch (see News, LJ 7/01, p. 22). According to the Anchorage Daily News, U.S. District Judge James K. Singleton ruled that despite the city's power to limit speech at the library, its policy was too ambiguous. While he instructed attorneys on both sides to prepare for a trial, he ordered restoration of the exhibit in the meantime.
An exhibit that would have characterized library elevators as "closets" [parlance for the secrecy surrounding gay …