ALBANY – Today, Governor Hochul signed S.2475-B (Hoylman-Sigal) / A.6046-B (Bronson), which protects gender-affirming care in New York. This includes preventing New York from cooperating in hostile states’ retaliation against gender-affirming care providers, patients, family members, and those who help people access care.
In response, the New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement from Executive Director Donna Lieberman:
“As we mark Pride Month, New York has taken an important step to protect the rights and well-being of the trans community - particularly young people and their families. By signing the Hoylman-Sigal/Bronson bill, the Governor is helping to make our state a beacon for access to gender-affirming care. In the face of nationwide attacks targeting transgender communities – and transgender youth in particular – this legislation ensures that New York will not participate in other states’ attempts to punish people for seeking or helping someone access gender-affirming care.
“Access to gender-affirming care can be lifesaving. We will continue to defend the rights of everyone in New York to live as their authentic selves, free from harm and discrimination.”