GENDA, a trans civil rights bill which has advanced by lopsided margins in now four consecutive sessions only to die in the New York Senate did so once again.
While I'm happy for my gay brothers and sisters and you transpeople who also happen to be gay and lesbian as well that you will be able to get married starting in July, I still have mixed emotions about it when I consider that those same gay peeps who were celebrating in front of the Stonewall Inn have had civil rights coverage in New York State courtesy of SONDA since 2002.
A SONDA bill that transpeople were cut out of
Hey, happy for you GL peeps. But I will say it once again, your ability to get married doesn't do jack for the fact that transpeople in New York state can still be legally discriminated against unless they live in certain urban areas. GENDA was supposed to remedy that, but once again it died in the NY Senate.without getting to the floor for a vote.
I'll be interested in seeing if during the 2012 NY legislative session GENDA is pushed for passage as hard as gay marriage was in this one by ESPA, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, and former President Bill Clinton
But I'm not holding my breath on that, especially since 2012 is an election year..
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