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Victory! After 17 Years, New York Finally Passed GENDA

Updated: Jan 17, 2019


Today we made history in New York!


In an historic vote, both chambers of the New York’s Legislature finally passed GENDA—a measure to protect transgender and gender non-conforming people from discrimination statewide.


This turning point is a victory some 17 years in the making. Today is truly the dawn of a new era – an era in which all New Yorkers, no matter their gender, can feel protected under our law against the rollbacks and attacks coming from the federal government.


We applaud Senator Brad Holyman, Assembleymember Dick Gottfried, and all the lawmakers who voted today to codify these crucially important civil rights protections.


LeGaL will continue our work of many years to see that transgender people are treated fairly under the law. That’s why we’ve also joined an amicus brief defending transgender servicemembers from the Administration’s discriminatory ban.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. We have made many important advances over LeGaL’s 41 years, but there is so much work to be done.


Please join us by becoming a member today!


You are LeGaL, and together we fight for full equality and justice for ALL.

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