Wednesday, December 16, 2009
NY Governor to Sign Gender Identity Executive Order
New York Governor David Paterson will sign an executive order today to extend anti-discrimination protections to transgender state employees. Governor Paterson is scheduled to sign the order this morning at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. A number of cities, including Buffalo, Albany, Rochester and New York City, already prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. More comprehensive legislation to outlaw discrimination based on gender identity has passed the Assembly but awaits action in the Senate.