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LGBTQ, NEW YORK, POLITICS, THE ISSUES, THE STATE OF STATES

New York State Assembly Passes Transgender Rights Bill

via Trudy Ring, The Advocate

The New York Assembly keeps approving the bill, for the latest time on Monday, while the Senate lets it stall.

The New York State Assembly today passed a bill banning discrimination based on gender identity and expression, but its prospects in the Senate are uncertain.

This is the fifth time the Assembly has passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, according to the Empire State Pride Agenda, the statewide LGBT rights group. However, it has stalled in the Senate every time.

The bill passed the Assembly with broad bipartisan support, Pride Agenda reports. The chamber “has consistently set an example on transgender rights, and today is no exception,” said Lynn A. Faria, Pride Agenda’s interim executive director, in a press release. “Now it is time for the State Senate to remedy the patchwork of protections that cover transgender people in localities and counties across the state and pass this statewide law.”

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