Transgendered people closer to protection under New York law

A New York law passed yesterday will protect transgendered people from discrimination, the Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) reported.
New York State Assembly passed a bill limiting discrimination based on gender identity Wednesday. (Courtesy of Advocate.com)

A new law passed yesterday in New York will protect transgendered people from discrimination, the Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) reported.

The Gender Expression Non-discrimination Act (GENDA), under the state’s Human Rights Law, would extend protections to transgendered people, according to the article.

ESPA stated the GENDA has passed three times previously before failing in the house.

According to a Pride Agenda report, some 28.4 percent of transgendered New Yorkers have been physically or verbally assaulted because of their identity.

For the original Advocate.com article, click here.

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