Call on leaders to pass GENDA

For some New Yorkers, the most fundamental parts of their identity expose them to hostility and exclusion. Transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers face the threat of pervasive discrimination just because of their gender expression, limiting their ability to make a living, find housing, or navigate spaces like hospitals and businesses across New York.

Yet our state’s Human Rights Law fails to explicitly protect the gender identity and expression of New Yorkers. We need to fix this now — especially given the threat the Trump administration poses to the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) would add explicit protections for gender identity and gender expression to New York State's anti-discrimination laws. Nineteen other states have already passed such protections — New York is now shamefully behind the curve.

Take action: Tell Governor Cuomo and State Senate leaders to pass GENDA and secure explicit protections for transgender and gender nonconforming New Yorkers.

Message Recipients:

Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
John J. Flanagan, Majority Leader, New York State Senate 

Tell Governor Cuomo and State Senate leaders to pass GENDA
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Transgender and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers face discrimination based on who they are. They risk of exclusion and harassment when seeking jobs and housing, or access to doctors and restaurants. New York is better than this, and our laws should be too.

I call on you to pass the Gender Identity and Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which explicitly adds gender identity and expression to categories protected by New York’s Human Rights Law.

Passing GENDA would clarify, once and for all, that New York law does not permit discrimination against transgender and gender nonconforming people. Nineteen other states have already done this—New York is shamefully behind the curve.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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