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Christine Gregoire on Civil Rights

Democratic WA Governor


No discrimination based on sexual orientation

Gov. Gregoire in 2006 signed historic civil rights legislation that protects Washington citizens from discrimination in housing, employment, insurance, and credit transactions based on sexual orientation. The new law affirms that discrimination is not a Washington value & represents a strong step toward a society that is free of discrimination for all its participants. Gov. Gregoire believes that state government must not discriminate against any of its citizens in bestowing rights and responsibilities.
Source: Gubernatorial website, www.governor.wa.gov/ , Nov 11, 2006

Encourage MWOB businesses to compete for state contracts

Governor Gregoire doubled the Linked Deposit Programís ability to make low-interest loans to women- and minority-owned businesses. She also instructed state agencies to find new ways to encourage women- and minority-owned businesses to compete for state contracts.

Because diversity is as important in the workplace as it is in the community, the Governor has selected a diverse staff within her office. Her cabinet appointments are some of the most diverse in state history.

Source: Gubernatorial website, www.governor.wa.gov/ , Nov 11, 2006

Other governors on Civil Rights: Christine Gregoire on other issues:
WA Gubernatorial:
Howard Schultz
Jay Inslee
WA Senatorial:
Maria Cantwell
Patty Murray

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