Bill that protects gender identity passed in New York State

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The New York State senate has approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, also known as “Genda.”

The act protects individuals from discrimination, harassment and hate crimes on the basis of gender identity. Previously there was no law guarenteeing those protections to New Yorkers.

The bill was drafted over a decade ago, and passed in the assembly in 2003, yet never passed in the Senate until Tuesday.

Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law.

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