NEW YORK - State Senator Daniel Squadron, sponsor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), released the following response to Majority Leader Flanagan's comments on the Governor's Executive Action:
"The Governor is right and well within his executive authority to take action to prevent discrimination against transgender New Yorkers. This action is a big step to correct one of the state's great injustices. If Majority Leader Flanagan is saying that, after years of blocking the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, the Senate Majority is finally willing to send a message in support of basic civil rights and fairness for transgender New Yorkers, then I look forward to passage of GENDA, which I have long sponsored, on the Senate floor this session. I applaud Governor Cuomo, and will continue to push for GENDA's passage with Senator Hoylman, Assemblymembers Gottfried and Glick, and the community."