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House panel backs ballot measure on bias (access required)

A House committee has endorsed new legislation to have Arizona voters decide whether to amend the state Constitution to generally prohibit discrimination and favorable treatment by state and local government based on sex, race, ethnicity, color and national origin. The Government Committee's 6-3 vote on June 10 sends the resolution calling for the ballot measure ...

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