October 22, 2015

Speaker Heastie Statement on Governor Cuomo's Executive Action to Protect Transgender Individuals from Discrimination

The Assembly Majority has always been an outspoken defender of civil rights. Over the years we have passed comprehensive measures to eradicate the gender-based discrimination that has deprived too many New Yorkers of their right to lead safe and fulfilling lives. Today, we commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in pursuing executive action to achieve this goal and we look forward to working together to ensure a brighter future for all New Yorkers regardless of their gender identity or expression. Let's be clear - no one should face discrimination or fear for their safety because of their gender identity, and the Governor's action is a welcome step forward in our fight for full and equal protections for all.