Protecting LGBTQ Rights
GENDA Signed Into Law
On January 25, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and legislation banning the practice of conversion therapy.
New York State Celebrates Diversity and Religious Tolerance
At a January 2020 Solidarity March, Governor Cuomo announced $45 million in additional funding to protect New York’s religious-based institutions against hate crimes.
Governor Cuomo was the first to issue regulations making it illegal for employers, housing providers, businesses and creditors to discriminate based on gender identity or transgender status.
Leading the Fight Against Unfair Labor Practices
Following an exposé that shed light on the nail salon industry, Gov. Cuomo took immediate action, instituting emergency measures to protect workers from unfair labor practices.
Exploitation has no place in the state of New York. Governor Cuomo's Enforcement Task Force works to stop wage theft and prevent unsafe working conditions across multiple industries.