June 08, 2021

Advocates Push for Gender Recognition Act

In the final days of the state legislative session in Albany, advocates are pushing to pass the Gender Recognition Act into law. The bill would streamline the process, remove financial barriers, and make it much easier for transgender, intersex, and non-binary New Yorkers to ensure that their birth certificate, driver’s license and other identification documents accurately reflect who they are. Eòghann Renfroe spoke with HMM correspondent Corinne Carey about the importance of the bill for these members of the community to have access to jobs, apartments, medical care, and safety. For more information about the legislation, listeners can visit the Empire Justice Center’s website at empirejustice.salsalabs.org/passthenysgenderrecognitionact.

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