Bob Casey on Civil Rights
Democratic Sr Senator (PA)
Asked about wage disparities between men and women, Casey noted his support for a bill that would require employers to prove that differences in pay are not gender-related. He also noted he voted for a 2009 law that expands the ability of a worker to sue over pay inequity.
A: I donít support gay marriage, but I also donít support a constitutional amendment banning it. That would be tremendously divisive. However, I do support same sex unions that would give gay couples all the rights, privileges and protections of marriage.
A: Employers should be permitted to extend domestic partnership benefits to same-sex couples in committed, long-term relationships.
Q: What is your position on legislation prohibiting homosexual couples from adopting children?
A: When people in this state examine my record on commitment to Affirmative Action and commitment to a diverse workforce and a commitment to doing everything possible in the job I have now to bring that about, I think Iíll win that competition easily. In the process of my department shrinking by 80 to 100 people, the percentages of minorities actually increased. Not enough yet, but it increased. We hired, by now, over 200 people, and 20 percent of our new hires were minorities. And our rate of increases in terms of promotions have been higher for minorities and women than they have for the rest of the workforce.
Q: : How do you translate that into encouraging diversity in the workforce for the private sector?
A: A lot of it is leading by example. But we should hold the venture-capital firms accountable for investing in emerging minority-owned firms. That is where you really move the bar.
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