NY Legislature OKs transgender rights bill, GENDA, after years-long effort

Originally published in auburnpub.com

View of the New York state Capitol, (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

One after another, Democratic state lawmakers stood up to explain why they supported GENDA. State Sen. Peter Harckham said GENDA would help achieve equal protection under the law for all New Yorkers. "This is about basic human rights," he said.