Gay/Trans Panic Defense Banned
On June 30, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that prohibits people accused of violent crimes from using homophobia and transphobia as a viable defense strategy in court.
Fight Continues to Legalize Surrogacy
In 2020, Governor Cuomo is fighting again to legalize gestational surrogacy to help support LGBTQ couples and people struggling with fertility to start families.
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.