GENDA (gender identity non-discrimination) in New York Senate

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INFO ABOUT THIS LEGISLATION (from the The New York Daily News 6/8/2010
):

The non-discrimination bill known as GENDA died in the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning to the chagrin of state Sen. Tom Duane, who is sponsoring the legislation with Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, a fellow Manhattan Democrat.

The legislation, is described as “AN ACT to amend the executive law, the civil rights law and the education law, in relation to prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression; and to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to including offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.”

All 11 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted down the bill, plus Democratic state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. of the Bronx.

Duane attributed the defeat partly to a difference of opinions on legislative strategy.

“it is now yet again confirmed that the Senate is a cesspool of homophobia and transphobia,” said Duane, who is openly gay. “The advocates wanted to go through a committee… I believe that we should have brought GENDA through Rules and brought it right to the floor so as to deny the right-wing fringe the ability to organize against GENDA with their lies and distortions.”

PUBLIC WHIP COUNT
Sponsors & Cosponsors3
Yes28
Leaning Yes1
Undecided5
No23
Unknown2
TOTAL62

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SENATOR    PARTY   DISTRICT   CONTACT    POSITION    NOTES    SOURCE    DATE   
LaValle, Kenneth P. R 01-Suffolk 518-455-3121 No
6/14/11
Flanagan, John J. R 02-Suffolk 518-455-2071 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Zeldin, Lee R 03-Suffolk 518-455-3570 No Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Johnson, Owen H. R 04-Suffolk 518-455-3411 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Marcellino, Carl L. R 05-Nassau & Suffolk 518-455-2390 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Hannon, Kemp R 06-Nassau 518-455-2200 Undecided Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Martins, Jack R 07-Nassau 518-455-3265 No Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Fuschillo, Charles J., Jr. R 08-Nassau & Suffolk 518-455-3341 Undecided Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Skelos, Dean G. R 09-Nassau 518-455-3171 Unknown Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Huntley, Shirley L. D 10-Queens 518-455-3531 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Avella, Tony D 11-Queens 518-455-2210 Yes Queens Pride Event
6/14/11
Gianaris, Michael N. D 12-Queens 518-455-3486 Yes Queens Pride Event
6/14/11
Peralta, Jose R. D 13-Queens 518-455-2529 Yes Queens Pride Event
6/14/11
Smith, Malcolm A. D 14-Queens 518-455-2701 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Addabbo, Joseph P., Jr. D 15-Queens 518-455-2322 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Stavisky, Toby Ann D 16-Queens 518-455-3461 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Dilan, Martin Malave D 17-Kings 518-455-2177 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Montgomery, Velmanette D 18-Kings 518-455-3451 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Sampson, John L. D 19-Kings 518-455-2788 Yes Member Conference 2010
6/14/11
Adams, Eric L. D 20-Kings 518-455-2431 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Parker, Kevin S. D 21-Kings 518-455-2580 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Golden, Martin J. R 22-Kings 518-455-2730 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Savino, Diane J. D 23-Kings & Richmond 518-455-2437 Yes Member Conference 2010
6/14/11
Lanza, Andrew J. R 24-Richmond 518-455-3215 No voted no in Judiciary 2010
6/14/11
Squadron, Daniel D 25-Kings & New York 518-455-2625 Cosponsor Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Krueger, Liz D 26-New York 518-455-2297 Cosponsor Housing Works 2009
6/14/11
Kruger, Carl D 27-Kings 518-455-2460 Leaning Yes Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Serrano, Jose M. D 28-Bronx & New York 518-455-2795 Yes Queens Pride Event 2011
6/14/11
Duane, Thomas K. D 29-New York 518-455-2451 Sponsor From Day One
6/14/11
Perkins, Bill D 30-New York 518-455-2441 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Espaillat, Adriano D 31-Bronx & New York 518-455-2041 Yes Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Diaz, Ruben, Sr. D 32-Bronx 518-455-2511 No anti LGBT Community
6/14/11
Rivera, J. Gustavo D 33-Bronx 518-455-3395 Yes Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Klein, Jeffrey D. D 34-Bronx & Westchester 518-455-3595 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Stewart-Cousins, Andrea D 35-Westchester 518-455-2585 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Hassell-Thompson, Ruth D 36-Bronx & Westchester 518-455-2061 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Oppenheimer, Suzi D 37-Westchester 518-455-2031 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Carlucci, David D 38-Rockl& & Orange 518-455-2991 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Larkin, William J., Jr. R 39-Orange & Ulster 518-455-2770 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Ball, Greg R 40-Putnam, Dutchess (eastern) 518-455-3111 No voted no in Assembly
6/14/11
Saland, Stephen M. R 41-Columbia, Dutchess 518-455-2411 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Bonacic, John J. R 42-Delaware, Sullivan, Orange 518-455-3181 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
McDonald, Roy R 43-Rensselaer, Saratoga 518-455-2381 Yes voted yes in Assembly
6/14/11
Farley, Hugh T. R 44-Fulton, Montgom., Schenect. 518-455-2181 Unknown Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Little, Elizabeth O'C. R 45-Clinton, Essex, Franklin, H 518-455-2811 Undecided Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Breslin, Neil D. D 46-Albany 518-455-2225 Yes Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Griffo, Joseph A. R 47-Lewis, Oneida & St. Lawrenc 518-455-3334 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Ritchie, Patricia A. R 48-Jeff., Oswego & St. Lawrenc 518-455-3438 Undecided Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Valesky, David J. D 49-Madis. & Cay., Oneida & Ono 518-455-2838 Yes Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
DeFrancisco, John A. R 50-Onondaga 518-455-3511 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Seward, James L. R 51-Cort., Greene, Herk., Otseg 518-455-3131 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Libous, Thomas W. R 52-Broome, Tioga, Chenango 518-455-2677 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
O'Mara, Thomas F. R 53-Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, 518-455-2091 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Nozzolio, Michael F. R 54-Sen., Wayne Cay., Mon., Ont 518-455-2366 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Alesi, James S. R 55-Monroe 518-455-2015 Yes from vote in Assembly 2007
6/14/11
Robach, Joseph E. R 56-Monroe 518-455-2909 Undecided Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Young, Catharine M. R 57-Allegany, Catt., Chauta., L 518-455-3563 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Kennedy, Timothy D 58-Erie 518-455-2426 Yes Housing Works 2011
6/14/11
Gallivan, Patrick M. R 59-Wyoming, Erie, Living., Ont 518-455-3471 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Grisanti, Mark J. R 60-Erie, Niagara 518-455-3240 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Ranzenhofer, Michael H. R 61-Genesee & Erie 518-455-3161 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11
Maziarz, George D. R 62-Orleans, Monroe, Niagara 518-455-2024 No Housing Works 2010
6/14/11

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3 comments to GENDA (gender identity non-discrimination) in New York Senate

  • msklarz

    31 yeses, with Carl Kruger in Brooklyn now supporting marriage so maybe he will support GENDA also.

  • jeff spakowski

    I’m a heterosexual who supports equal rights for all GLBT people. It’s not about who you sleep with, it’s about who you love.

  • richard

    btwi: anyone who thinks gays “choose” to be gay is a stupid moron. i tried to be straight many times with women but had no rise in the levis…
    also, gays recruit children? more stupity. peresonlay i was an active gay child. at 5 i felatiated a 4 yr old. at 9 i was having anal intercourse with a another 9yr old.
    at 11 i asked and adult male if i could touch his private parts.s at 14 i was doin it with another 14 yr old bud….i was never “molested” by an adult– but sure fanatisied about it–often. please feel free to pass this on to any moron that needs to be educated.

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