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Bill Ritter on Civil Rights

Democrat


Traditional definition of marriage; but full rights for gays

I support the religious, traditional and statutory definition of marriage as a union of one man and woman. I also believe that government has a duty to extend the same civil and legal rights, benefits and protections to civil unions or domestic parternships, and thatís why I support Referendum I.
Source: 2006 CO Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Supports MWDBE programs for those without historical access

MWDBE programs have existed for years on the state and local level. MWDBE programs allow governmental agencies to use minority, women and small business status as criteria in awarding government contracts. I support MWDBE programs that are properly structured in conformance with existing laws. They are one vehicle to allow all members of the business community to participate in government contracts and especially those who historically have not had access to the markets of opportunity.
Source: 2006 CO Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test , Nov 7, 2006

Other governors on Civil Rights: Bill Ritter on other issues:
CO Gubernatorial:
John Hickenlooper
CO Senatorial:
Mark Udall
Michael Bennet

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
NM Bill Richardson
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Donald Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
WY Dave Freudenthal
Newly Elected Nov. 2010:
AL: Robert Bentley (R)
CA: Jerry Brown (D)
CO: John Hickenlooper (D)
CT: Dan Malloy (D)
FL: Rick Scott (R)
GA: Nathan Deal (R)
HI: Neil Abercrombie (D)
IA: Terry Branstad (R)
KS: Sam Brownback (R)
ME: Paul LePage (R)
MI: Rick Snyder (R)
MN: Mark Dayton (D)
ND: Jack Dalrymple (R)
NM: Susana Martinez (R)
NV: Brian Sandoval (R)
NY: Andrew Cuomo (D)
OH: John Kasich (R)
OK: Mary Fallin (R)
PA: Tom Corbett (R)
RI: Lincoln Chafee (I)
SC: Nikki Haley (R)
SD: Dennis Daugaard (R)
TN: Bill Haslam (R)
VT: Peter Shumlin (D)
WI: Scott Walker (R)
WY: Matt Mead (R)
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