NY State: Pass GENDA! Help End Discrimination against transgender individuals!
  • Petitioned New York State Assembly

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New York State Assembly
New York State Senate
Governor of NY
Governor Cuomo,

NY State: Pass GENDA! Help End Discrimination against transgender individuals!

    1. Jeremy Redlien
    2. Petition by

      Jeremy Redlien

      Oneonta, NY

From The Empire State Pride Agenda: "The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (A.5039/Gottfried)(S.2873/Duane) is a bill that would outlaw discrimination in New York State based on gender identity and/or expression. Currently it is legal in New York to be fired from your job, kicked out of your home or be denied credit or public accommodations (like service in a restaurant) simply for being transgender. GENDA also expands the state’s hate crimes law to explicitly include crimes against transgender people.

The Facts
Transgender New Yorkers face severe discrimination. For example, a report released this year by the Empire State Pride Agenda showed that: 20.7% of transgender New Yorkers have incomes under $10,000 a year. Most recently, in 2011, Findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey completed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force report that 74% of transgender New Yorkers experienced harassment or mistreatment on the job, 20% lost a job and 37% were not hired at all. An alarming 18% of transgender New Yorkers had become homeless because of their gender identity or expression. Health care discrimination for transgender New Yorkers is also very alarming with a 17% rate of individuals who were refused medical care due to their gender identity or expression."

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    • Kayla Keough PFLUGERVILLE, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      My best friend since middle school is transgenders.

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    • annoymous beginings MIAMI,FL, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      fairness and justice

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    • V G BRONX, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have worked with transgender, undocumented women as an intern in the past and I cannot express how painful it was to see how these women were being victimized with no legal consequences towards their attackers. It is imperative that this bill gets passed so to allow these incredible women to live freely and peacefully without the constant fear of having their basic human rights violated on a daily basis.

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    • Allie Jantzen MOORESVILLE, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      It follows the constitution and allows us to be productive citizens-not second class ones.

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    • Robin Lutz ANCHORAGE, AK
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm a former NYC resident. GENDA should have passed years ago.

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