Actions, Civil Rights

GENDA Passes!

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act just passed the state senate after spending a dozen years in legislative purgatory. It will add gender identity and gender expression to the categories protected under NYS’s current discrimination laws. Sixteen other states, Rochester and New York City already have similar laws on the books. A ban on conversion therapy

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Actions, Healthcare

Reproductive Health Act

New York State still has ancient abortion laws on the books that haven’t been updated since 1970 and classify abortion as a criminal act. The RHA (S.2796) would modernize our reproductive health laws and decriminalize abortion. RHAvote.org is a great resource on this subject and Choice Champs can tell you your state senator’s stance on

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Victories

NYACLU has a victory in Syracuse

Settlement Will Reform Solitary Confinement of Children at Syracuse Jail The New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York announced a settlement with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office today that ends the routine practice of 23-hour-a-day isolation of juveniles at the Justice Center jail in Syracuse. The settlement is the result

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