The Time Is Now
We Must Pass Legislation Critical to Protecting LGBTQ Rights
Legalize Gestational Surrogacy
The passage of this bill would lift the ban on surrogacy contracts and also ensure protections for all parties involved.
Ban the Gay and Trans Panic Defense
The passage of this bill would close a loophole in state law that currently allows individuals to use the gay and trans panic defenses after attacking another based upon a perception, or discovery of, that victim's gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Bills Included in Governor's Executive Budget
Both bills were proposed in the Governor’s FY 2020 Executive Budget but were not adopted by the legislature, leaving them to be considered during the remainder of the legislative session which ends June 19.
Support for the Campaign
12 members of the New York congressional delegation joined Governor Cuomo's campaign to legalize surrogacy and ban the gay and trans panic legal defense before the end of session on June 19.
Championing LGBTQ Rights
Always on the Front Lines Fighting for Full Protections
Governor Cuomo signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act and legislation banning the practice of conversion therapy.
Governor Cuomo announced actions to counter the Trump Administration's expected efforts to legalize discrimination against transgender individuals seeking health care.