Today, the Partnership for New York City issued a memorandum in support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), introduced by Assembly Member Gottfried and Senator Hoylman. Gender variant individuals face discrimination ranging from housing to health care, as well as harassment and violence in many aspects of their lives. They deserve the same protections in New York that many employers and other states, including California, Connecticut, Iowa, Nevada and New Jersey, already provide. Safeguarding basic human and civil rights for gender variant individuals is critical to maintaining New York’s competitiveness as a global economic and cultural hub—one that thrives as a result of its diverse citizens and workforce.
To read the full memorandum, click here.