Though many Democratic Senators came out for marriage equality during the weeks around the Supreme Court oral arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, many House Democrats remain opposed or have indicated no position.
On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American sports league to come out as gay. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Collins wrote in a Sports Illustrated cover story.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, bill sponsor Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Governmental Operations Committee Chair Steve Englebright, and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol today announced the passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).