The New York Senate ended its legislative session on Friday without taking a vote on a transgender protections bill. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) seeks to ban discrimination based on gender identity and expression in the areas of employment, housing, education, credit and public accommodations. New York outlawed such discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in 2002. The measure faced its final legislative hurdle in the Senate, which is controlled by a coalition of Republicans and independent Democrats, after passage in the Democrat-controlled Assembly for the sixth time in April. The New York Times announced its support for the measure in a June 12 editorial.
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