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Erskine Bowles on Civil Rights


Increased loans to minority and women-owned businesses

Erskine will fight to close the gender gap in pay, expand opportunities for women's economic advancement, and fight for their economic self-sufficiency. As head of the Small Business Administration, Erskine dramatically increased loans to minority and women-owned businesses. In order to help women re-entering the workforce, Erskine will support additional funding targeted to women in business
Source: Campaign website, www.bowlesforsenate.com, "Issues" Oct 15, 2004

Constitutional amendment on gay marriage as last resort

Both Burr and Bowles said they opposed same-sex marriage, and both said they would support a constitutional amendment recognizing marriage as a male-female institution.

Bowles echoed Burr, saying, "I believe marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman... and I'm thankful that in our state we don't have to recognize marriage in other states."

Bowles said he is against gay marriage, but would favor an amendment only as a last resort.

Source: Winston-Salem Journal, "NC Senatorial Debate Excerpts" Sep 28, 2004

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