Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D-Rockville Centre) announced that she sponsored and voted in favor of legislation to guarantee equal protection for women in New York State by amending the state constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender (A.271). With widespread bi-partisan support, the bill passed the Assembly unanimously.
This legislation is long overdue, said Griffin. Women are still facing discrimination in 2019, and its about time we take the steps necessary to make it clear that New York stands for true equality.
Currently, the New York State Constitution protects against discrimination based on race, color, creed or religion, but not on the basis of gender.