New York Assembly moves transgender rights bill forward.

The transgender community saw a victory in New York on Tuesday as The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act passed through the state's Assembly facing an overwhelming 91-40 vote.
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The transgender community saw a victory in New York on Tuesday as The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act passed through the state’s Assembly facing an overwhelming 91-40 vote.

Not everyone is in support, however, as member of the committee, Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., is pushing forward with opposition to the legislation, gaining support 5-3 for preventing the bill from continuing to the Senate.

The sponsor of the bill, New York Sen.Tom Duane, is optimistic about the outcome.

“We still have plenty of other strategies,” he told Gay City News. “There’s great movement and many options to get it passed.”

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