Monday, October 26, 2015
ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to provide legal protections to transgender New Yorkers hinges on interpreting the word “sex.”
Cuomo late Thursday introduced regulations that would legally prevent New York employers, businesses and housing providers from discriminating against transgender individuals and those with gender dysphoria.
Within hours of Cuomo’s proposal, conservative groups pushed back, questioning whether the governor has the legal authority to install such rules. The Cuomo administration has stood its ground, with one official calling the plan a “progressive interpretation” of a law that first took effect in 1945.