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Tom Reilly on Civil Rights


Led Budd & Reilly--largest minority law firm in MA

Reilly worked for two years as a prosecutor in the state attorney general's civil rights division. He worked for four years as a Suffolk County prosecutor. In 1976, Tom Reilly and Wayne Budd formed "Budd and Reilly", a Boston based law firm. The firm became the largest minority dominated firm in New England.
Source: Feb 6, 2006

Opposed gay marriage but now supports it

Reilly once opposed gay marriage but now supports it, saying he was moved by the many same-sex weddings after they became legal in 2004. Some in the black community said they see Reilly as more moderate on the issue than Patrick, though, and more sensitive to concerns about it.
Source: Scott Helman, Boston Globe, p. A1 Jan 15, 2006

Investigated clergy sexual abuse in Boston Archdiocese

When reports surfaced about the widespread sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, Tom stood up to the church hierarchy and its lawyers and forced them to release all records related to abusive priests. His office investigated the actions of church management and issued a landmark report that detailed their complete failure to protect children from abuse and presented the steps necessary to make sure this terrible tragedy was never repeated.
Source: Campaign website, Jan 8, 2006

Other governors on Civil Rights: Tom Reilly on other issues:
AK Frank Murkowski
AL Bob Riley
AR Mike Huckabee
AZ Janet Napolitano
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
CO Bill Owens
CT Jodi Rell
DE Ruth Ann Minner
FL Jeb Bush
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
IA Tom Vilsack
ID Dirk Kempthorne
IL Rod Blagojevich
IN Mitch Daniels
KS Kathleen Sebelius
KY Ernie Fletcher
LA Kathleen Blanco
MA Mitt Romney
MD Bob Ehrlich
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
MN Tim Pawlenty
MO Matt Blunt
MS Haley Barbour
MT Brian Schweitzer
NC Mike Easley
ND John Hoeven
NE Dave Heineman
NH John Lynch
NJ Jon Corzine
NM Bill Richardson
NV Kenny Guinn
NY George Pataki
OH Bob Taft
OK Brad Henry
OR Ted Kulongoski
PA Ed Rendell
RI Don Carcieri
SC Mark Sanford
SD Mike Rounds
TN Phil Bredesen
TX Rick Perry
UT Jon Huntsman
VA Tim Kaine
VT Jim Douglas
WA Christine Gregoire
WI Jim Doyle
WV Joe Manchin III
WY Dave Freudenthal
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