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Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State

Colorado Ballot Measure - Amendment 46

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)

Outcome: Failed

Categories:

Higher Education
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Women
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Constitution
Employment and Affirmative Action

Summary


Prohibits the state from discriminating against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting

Measure Text


An amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a prohibition against discrimination by the state, and, in connection therewith, prohibiting the state from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting; allowing exceptions to the prohibition when bona fide qualifications based on sex are reasonably necessary or when action is necessary to establish or maintain eligibility for federal funds; preserving the validity of court orders or consent decrees in effect at the time the measure becomes effective; defining "state" to include the state of Colorado, agencies or departments of the state, public institutions of higher education, political subdivisions, or governmental instrumentalities of or within the state; and making portions of the measure found invalid severable from the remainder of the measure.

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