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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Jan 23, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S2758
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S2758 - Details
S2758 - Summary
Provides that the judge shall not prohibit a parent from undergoing gender reassignment as a condition of custody.
S2758 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2758 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the custody of children PURPOSE OF BILL: To prevent a judge from considering a parent's option to undergo gender reassignment when making a determination in a child custody case. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 240 of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 which states that in a case involving the custody of a child, the judge shall not prohibit a parent from undergoing reassignment as a condition of receiving custody. JUSTIFICATION: Gender or Sex reassignment surgery is a term for the surgical procedures by which a person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are changed to that of the other sex. It is part of a treatment for gender identity disorder in transsexual and transgender people. In most jurisdictions, people interested in undergoing gender reassignment are required to undergo a minimum duration of psychological evaluation. It is only after one receives psychological approval that they can go ahead with the surgery. Unfortunately, cases have been brought to our attention, where a judge has, in a divorce proceeding, categorically denied a
S2758 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2758 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 23, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the domestic relations law, in relation to the custody of children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 240 of the domestic relations law is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows: 6. IN ANY CASE INVOLVING THE CUSTODY OF THE CHILD, WHEN MAKING A DETERMINATION AS TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD, THE JUDGE SHALL NOT PROHIBIT A PARENT FROM UNDERGOING GENDER REASSIGNMENT AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING CUSTODY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04127-01-3
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