RL+gt; I have heard that Prop 2 granted +quot;special+quot; rights. NOT that it RL+gt; per

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RL> I have heard that Prop 2 granted "special" rights. NOT that it RL> permitted discrimination big, big difference. If all it did was prevent special rights, then it would in fact be fine -- no group should receive "special rights." However, the wording of the document clearly reveals the intent to be discriminatory: 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 A number of you were complaining that you wanted to see the actual text of Colorado's Amendment 2. Well, here it is, crossposted from FidoNET's Politics echo: It would amend Article 2 of the Colorado Constitution by the addition of Section 30, which states: "NO PROTECTED STATUS BASED ON HOMOSEXUAL, LESBIAN, OR BISEXUAL ORIENTATION. Neither the State of Colorado, through any of its branches or departments, nor any of its agencies, political subdivisions, municipalities or school districts, shall enact, adopt or enforce any statute, regulation, ordinance or policy whereby homosexual, lesbian or bisexual conduct, practices or relationships shall constitute or otherwise be the basis of, or entitle any person or class of persons to have or claim any minority status, quota preferences, protected status or claim of discrimination. This section of the Constitution shall be in all respects self-executing." -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note the section where it says "...or claim of discrimination." Why would someone want people to be unable to complain of discrimination based on their sexual preference? Because such discrimination never happens? Or because they don't want the homosexual/bisexual to have any legal recourse to discrimination? Tyler A. Wunder


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