Ritter Responds to Restroom Hullabaloo

You know Governor Bill Ritter is in trouble when Eldon Coffey of Pear Park, Colorado says he’s “appalled” by the so-called restroom bill. Ritter, however, blames Focus on the Family for “distort[ing] the public’s view” of the bill with statements like “The next time you visit Colorado, you may run into members of the opposite sex when you use a public restroom.” Ritter explains that he never planned to mention the bill in tourism brochures: “That bill, in my mind, was about looking at equal rights…Focus on the Family has run what I would call a fear-based campaign.”