Condemnation for New York State Senator’s Criticism of Transgender Rights

Calling out the untruthful comments by a NY state senator.


TLDEF Condemns New York Senate Majority Leader’s Disingenuous Criticism of Transgender Rights Regulations

Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 02, 2015.

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to comments made by New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan suggesting that Governor Andrew Cuomo went beyond his authority by proposing new regulations to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and credit. “The scourge of harassment and discrimination against transgender individuals is well-known – and has also has gone largely unanswered for too long,” Governor Cuomo said in announcing his action on October 22.

Speaking to reporters last Friday, Senator Flanagan criticized the Governor’s action, stating that “we have coequal branches of government” and “these issues should all be vetted in concert with the Legislature.”

Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman

“It is disingenuous for Senator Flanagan to suggest that…

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