Content Filed Under: New York

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Empire State.


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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act Passes in New York General Assembly, Heads to State Senate

By Shane Stahl • May 8, 2018, 4:57 pm The legislation will make its way to the state senate for the ninth time since being introduced in 2003.
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Victory! Huge Win for LGBTQ Employment Non-Discrimination at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

By Shane Stahl • February 26, 2018, 10:10 am This victory is especially significant for the national landscape of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections because it changes the precedent for the entire 2nd Circuit.
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FFAA Board Chair Andrea Marra Announces Run For NY State Senate

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 2:17 pm This week, Freedom For All Americans Board Member Andrea Marra announced that she would make a historic run for New York State Senate.
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Local Steps Forward: City Ordinances, Council Leadership, and Moves to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • January 10, 2018, 11:54 am A series of events at the local level nationwide concerning non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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By Continuing Landmark Title VII Fight, Texas Man Looks to Cement Former Partner’s Legacy

August 18, 2017, 12:32 pm Don's case has dragged on for more than six years now in court – and after all of this time, his loved ones want nothing more than to see justice for Don – and for the thousands of Americans discriminated against each year because of their sexual orientation.
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In Shameful Brief, Department of Justice Rejects Protections for Gay and Bisexual Workers

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2017, 2:40 pm The brief, in which the Department of Justice repeatedly refers to members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community as "homosexuals," takes an outdated perspective on the definition of sex-based discrimination.
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Woman in New York Advocates for Increased Understanding of Transgender Americans

June 6, 2017, 11:17 am “We have to keep on pressing, not only for legal and policy change,” she says, “but for broad social change – the goal has to be nothing less than transforming the way society understands gender.”
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Legal Momentum: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Will Rehear Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2017, 3:03 pm Today, May 25 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit granted a request to consider en banc (the full court) a case concerning employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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New York Senate Committee to Vote on Comprehensive Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • April 24, 2017, 4:14 pm Tomorrow, April 25, a Senate committee will vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)—critical legislation that would extend explicit protections to transgender New Yorkers under state law.
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In Positive Ruling, 2nd Circuit Panel Urges Full Appellate Court to Reconsider Anti-Gay Discrimination Claims

By Adam Polaski • March 27, 2017, 3:44 pm Today a three-judge panel from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Christiansen v. Omnicom Group, a case featuring a gay man suing for employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender stereotyping.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.
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PHOTOS: LGBT Catholics and Supporters Call for Greater Inclusion in Notre Dame Event

By Adam Polaski • October 3, 2016, 10:00 am Much of the event specifically centered on the need to end discrimination against LGBT people in every sphere of life, including how the Catholic Church should be a leader in this work.
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LGBT Catholics and Allies Come Together in New York Pilgrimage Calling for Greater Inclusion

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2016, 5:01 pm On Sunday, October 2, dozens of LGBT Catholics, people of faith, and their friends, families, and supporters will join a Pilgrimage of Mercy in New York City.