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May
20
2014
In Support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Subject: S.195B/A.4226B Position: SUPPORT Transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers face pervasive and brutal discrimination solely because their appearance or behavior is perceived to be inconsistent with traditional gender roles. The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) extends the protections of the state’s civil rights law to these individuals, prohibiting discrimination based upon gender identity and gender expression. The New York Civil Liberties Union strongly supports this measure.

Jun
2
2011
Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Subject: Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) A.5039 / Gottfried S.2873 / Duane QUALIFIED SUPPORT

Feb
10
2011
Protecting Fundamental Rights and Liberties: A Legislative Agenda for 2011

Introduction

Governor Cuomo has challenged legislators, agency officials and administrators to make the operations of government more efficient and productive, more accountable, and less costly. He asks for measurable results.

May
18
2010
Funeral Leave for Same-Sex Partners

Subject: A.2563/Glick S.6177/Montgomery AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to authorizing funeral or bereavement leave for same-sex committed partners Position: Support

Jan
1
2005
Preventing Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation

Subject: A.2678/Gottfried et al. AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to discrimination because of sexual orientation. Position: SUPPORT This bill was passed in the Assembly and delivered to the Senate, where it was referred to the Insurance Committee. The bill was stalled in committee and did not pass in the 2005 legislative session.

Jan
1
2003
Bias-Related Violence -- Civil Remedy

Subject: A.187-A/ Sidikman, et al. AN ACT to amend the civil rights law, in relation to providing a civil remedy for victims of bias-related violence or intimidations. Position: Support This bill would provide the missing legal mechanism for victims of bias-related violence or intimidation to initiate a civil action against the perpetrator. It would also provide for the reimbursement of reasonable attorney’s fees.

Jan
1
2001
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation – Insurance

Subject: A.2678/Gottfried et al. S.719/Goodman AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to discrimination because of sexual orientation. Position: Support This bill would amend the insurance law to prevent insurance companies from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. The New York Civil Liberties Union strongly supports equal protection under the law for gays, lesbians and bisexuals and we strongly urge the passage of this bill.

The Healthy Teens Act

Subject: S.1342/ Winner et al. A.2856/ Gottfried et al. AN ACT to amend the public health law in relation to establishing the age-appropriate sex education grant program, to be referred to as the Healthy Teens Act. Position: SUPPORT The Healthy Teens Act This bill, the Healthy Teens Act, would award funding for school districts, boards of cooperative education services and community-based organizations to provide comprehensive sex education programs for young people. The NYCLU strongly supports this legislation.

Hate Crimes Bill

Subject: A.1573 / S.1038 Hate Crimes Bill Position: Does Not Go Far Enough AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, the penal law and the civil rights law, in relation to strengthening civil rights protections and to make bias related violence or intimidation a criminal offense.

Anti-Marriage Fairness Bill (2008)

Subject: A.4978 / Seminerio S.2800 / Maltese, et al. AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to void marriages. Position: Strongly Opposed

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