The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) has been introduced in the NYS Assembly (Uni A.5710/Gottfried) and Senate (Uni S.2406/Duane).
First introduced in 2003, GENDA would ban discrimination against transgender people in housing, employment, credit, public accommodations, and other areas of everyday life.
GENDA passed in the Assembly for the first time ever in June of last year with a vote of 108-34 and a record 74 co-sponsors.
With the new pro-LGBT Majority in the State Senate and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith in support of GENDA, we are finally poised to win GENDA in both the Assembly and the Senate —and when we do, we have Governor Paterson’s promise to sign the bill into law. The Pride Agenda will keep working hard to make this happen—and we’ll keep you updated on GENDA’s progress as we do!