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Western New York Legislators Pass Legislation to Eliminate ‘Gay Panic’ and ‘Trans Panic’ Defenses

Assemblymembers Pat Burke (D-Buffalo), Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton), Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo) and Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced passage of legislation to ban the use of the so-called “gay panic” defense. The legislation prevents...

Assemblymember McMahon’s Legislation Helps Amherst Move Forward with Central Park at Westwood

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she authored legislation that takes the first step toward making the future Amherst Central Park a reality (A.8340). “The Amherst community has long envisioned transforming the Westwood...

Assemblymember McMahon’s Legislation Strengthens Equal Pay Laws, Combats Discrimination

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced she introduced and passed legislation to help ensure that all New Yorkers receive equal pay for equal work (A.8093). The measure would prohibit differentials in pay based on factors including...

Assemblymember McMahon Passes Legislation to Support Snyder Fire Department

Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that a bill she sponsored to help the Snyder Fire Department recruit new volunteers and support current volunteers has passed the Assembly (A.7432-A). The bill passed the Senate earlier this...

Assemblymember McMahon: Assembly Earth Day Package Protects Our Families and Our Planet

In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, Assemblymember Karen McMahon (D-Amherst/Pendleton) announced that she helped pass a series of bills to protect Western New York’s water supply and air quality, as well as limit our families’ exposure...

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