GENDA: Providing Critical Civil Rights Protections
What is GENDA?
The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, often simply called GENDA, is a bill pending in the
Why is GENDA Important?
Many New Yorkers experience discrimination because of their gender identity or expression: women who are told they are too aggressive for a promotion; gay men and lesbians who become targets of discrimination because of non-traditional gender expression; and transgender New Yorkers living in a gender other than their birth gender. These groups and others can become targets of harassment, discrimination, and even violence. By passing GENDA, the state legislature would offer New Yorkers who experience discrimination because of their gender identity or expression the same protections that other New Yorkers already have.
What Can You Do to Help Make GENDA the Law in
? New York State
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Published March 5, 2008