Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Cos you know, so what if you can get married if you can be legally discriminated against for employment, housing, and going to the bloody toilet?"


Per Queen Emily. GENDA is in the New York Senate right now. Read it, pass it on, and if you're in New York, you can call your senator today.

ETA: but, also, read this comment from Holly, Wrt the hate crimes provenance, why Sylvia Rivera Law Project is sitting this one out.

but, also, too, read voz' testimony before the Rhode Island General Assembly arguing for passage of a hate crimes bill.


CrackerLilo said...

Sucks that I forgot to post about it until it was too late! I'm glad you and other stayed on top of it, though. L'Ailee and I each called, anyway, and both of us required three tries to get through. Seems to be a good sign. We need those. You're absolutely right--this is about basic survival.

CrackerLilo said...

Of course I meant to say "you and others," plural. So scatterbrained today and tonight *sighs*

Alon Levy said...

Didn't the courts rule a few years ago that the New York State human rights law already covered trans people because it forbids discrimination on the basis of sex?

Lisa Harney said...

If you could cite that, it would be brilliant.

I can't find any signs of such a ruling.

Alon Levy said...

It's Buffong v. Castle on the Hudson. The source is here - unfortunately, the text of the ruling is now a dead link (it wasn't back in 2006). You can find a general description of the case here.