Governor Hochul Signs New Equality Laws

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NEW YORK, NY (WNY News Now) – Yesterday morning, Governor Kathy Hochul signed groundbreaking legislation to safeguard and affirm the LGBTQ+ community prior to her joining in on the New York City’s annual Pride March festivities. 

The New York State Governor signed a new law making New York a “safe haven” for the trans community by guaranteeing New York will protect trans youth, their parents and their doctors. 

She also signed a law to protect trans rights to access addiction treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to three new laws to update legal New York documents to remove outdated and stigmatizing vocabulary. 

Governor Hochul is leading the nation in LGBTQ+ community protection by signing these new, inclusive laws into action. 

“We’re also requiring gender neutral terms in our laws because why not? Why not? Why not? That’s all you have to say is why not?” said Governor Hochul, “Also, we’re going to be requiring gender neutral language on state websites and requiring substance abuse services in accordance with treatment related to your gender identity because we have a lot of people, a lot of people suffering out there.”

The celebratory month started as a tribute to when in 1960 police raided a gay club in New York City called the Stonewall inn.

Pride day itself is June 28th.

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