John M. Becker

New York Times to Gov. Cuomo: Pass GENDA

Filed By John M. Becker | May 28, 2014 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Andrew Cuomo, GENDA, New York Times, nondiscrimination legislation, trans-inclusive

"The bill would prohibit, statewide, unjust treatment, allow for enforcement by the state's Division of Human Rights, and open the door to removing the exclusion in the state's Medicaid program for transition-related care...

"The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Daniel Squadron, is expected to pass the Assembly soon for the seventh time. But its prospects in the Senate remain dim...

"The only real hope for enacting the bill this session rests on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a supporter of the bill. 'Working behind the scenes,' as Mr. Cuomo's deputy secretary for civil rights, Alphonso David, says he and the governor are doing, is not enough. Mr. Cuomo needs to wage a strong and visible fight on this bill, as he did in his successful effort to push through same-sex marriage three years ago."

-- The New York Times editorial board, calling on New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo to exercise "leadership on transgender civil rights" in an op-ed published yesterday.

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