NY Assembly Approves Landmark Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

The Saugerties Post Star
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May 1, 2013

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). The measure would protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination under the state's Human Rights Law. “For too long, transgender New Yorkers have struggled to gain employment, safe housing and educational opportunities because of a loophole in our state’s Human Rights Law,” said Silver. “Through today’s approval of GENDA we hope to eradicate this discrimination and ensure a brighter future all New Yorkers regardless of their gender identity or expression.”