On WorldPride and 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning the Gay and Trans Panic Legal Defense

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sun, 06/30/2019 - 21:46

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation banning the gay and trans panic legal defense (S3293/A2707), fulfilling his pledge to ensure nobody uses this abhorrent legal defense strategy in the State of New York. The Governor signed the measure, a key component of his 2019 Justice Agenda, on WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. The Governor also vowed to double down next legislative session on his campaign to legalize gestational surrogacy, which the Assembly failed to take up this year.

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