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NY, USA: Assembly Passes Transgender Protection Bill for Fifth Time

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

NY, USA: Assembly Passes Transgender Protection Bill for Fifth TimeThe Assembly at the New York state legislature has passed an anti-discrimination bill to protect transgender citizens for the fifth time, but the senate may yet stall progress.

The lower house passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act yesterday to mend what Pride Agenda called a “patchwork” of protections, but the senate has consistently failed to pass the Act.

The law would protect citizens from discrimination based on their gender identity and expression.

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NY: High Court Recognizes VT Civil Union for Parenting Rights

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

New York’s highest court ruled that a Vermont civil union establishes parental rights for the non-biological parent. The ruling, in the case brought by Lambda Legal, was unanimous. The court, however, did not overrule a 1991 decision that said only biological or adoptive parents may seek custody and visitation rights.

However, the latest ruling strengthens recognition of same-sex relationships in a state that doesn’t issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian ouples. In September 2009, Vermont’s marriage equality law replaced civil unions. Last year, a marriage equality law proposed by New York’s governor passed the Assembly but failed in the Senate. New York does recognize marriages and civil unions performed elsewhere, thanks to an executive order and several legal decisions.

In a related case, the court ruled 4-3 that a woman is entitled to seek child support from her former partner. The partner is not the biological parent, but the couple raised the child together until they split.

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