NY: Gender Identity Discrimination Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which amends the state’s Human Rights Law “to expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression”.

Proskauer Rose LLP explains that the GENDA Act:

“also expands New York’s hate crime laws to include crimes against transgender and gender non-conforming people”.

The Act will go into effect February 24, 2019, with certain provisions related to the expansion of the state’s hate crime laws taking effect November 1st.

For more information on this legislation, please click here.

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Proskauer Rose LLP on January 28, 2019, written by Evandro Gigante and Arielle E. Kobetz.

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