THE CIVIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION
SECTION 31: NONDISCRIMINATION BY THE STATE
(1) The State shall not discriminate 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.
(2) This section shall apply only to action taken after the section's effective date.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as prohibiting bona fide qualifications based on sex that are reasonably necessary to the normal operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.
(4) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as invalidating any court order or consent decree that is in force as of the effective date of this section.
(5) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted as prohibiting action that must be taken to establish or maintain eligibility for any federal program, if ineligibility would result in a loss of federal funds to the state.
(6) For the purposes of this section, "state" shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the State of Colorado, any agency or department of the state, any public institution of higher education, any political subdivision, or any governmental instrumentality of or within the state.
(7) The remedies available for violations of this section shall be the same, regardless of the injured party's race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, as are otherwise available for violations of then-existing Colorado anti-discrimination law.
(8) This section shall be self-executing. If any part or parts of this section are found to be in conflict with federal law or the United States Constitution, the section shall be implemented to the maximum extent that federal law and the United States Constitution permit. Any provision held invalid shall be severable from the remaining portions of this section.
Note : The language above is not what voters will see on the November ballot, although it is the language that will enter the Colorado Constitution, if the Amendment is adopted. The language the voter will see on the ballot is below.
The ballot title and submission clause, as designated and fixed by the Board, is as follows:
* The ballot title was written by the title board and approved by the Colorado Supreme Court in 2007.