ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York Assembly on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.
The 84-46 vote is the sixth time the chamber has approved the measure known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
State Assemblyman Dick Gottfried (D-Manhattan,) who sponsored GENDA, applauded the vote.
“No New Yorker should fear losing a job or a home because of their gender identity,” he said.
Sixteen states and D.C. have enacted trans-inclusive non-discrimination laws. New York City, Buffalo, Ithaca and Suffolk and Tompkins Counties are among the New York jurisdictions that have passed these statutes.