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06/04/2008

GENDA reassignment: NY Assembly sends measure to Senate

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images 200803051019Yesterday in Albany, the NY State Assembly resoundingly passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a measure to ban transgender discrimination in areas like housing and employment:

Assembly passes GENDA: vote tally [The Agenda]

So as with so many progressive LGBT matters here in New York, the choice to do the right thing now lies in the hands of the state Senate. Will this be the year they put this tired non-issue behind us, or will it be another instance of the Republican-controlled legislative body putting an unnecessary roadblock in front of the march towards inevitable progress (just like they did with marriage equality)? Well it's gonna be a close one, folks. So keep your fingers crossed, your hopes high, and your gender identities in line with your truths!

**After the jump: Read the Empire State Pride Agenda's celebratory press release:

*Read this doc on Scribd: Assembly passes GENDA 2008 FINAL

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