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February Prayer Requests

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms works to influence legislation and legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ. While much of our work deals with worldly matters in the political realm, we are mindful of the fact that our work is deeply spiritual. With that in mind, NYCF humbly asks our friends and supporters to remember the…

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Counselor Coercion Bill Clears Senate And Assembly

Religious liberty, free speech, and parental rights took a major hit in the State of New York last week. On January 15, 2019, each house of the New York State Legislature passed the Counselor Coercion Bill (S.1046–Hoylman/A.576–Glick), which bans mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts—or “change therapy”—with minor clients. The Senate…

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New York State Legislature Passes Bathroom Bill

On January 15, 2019, the New York State Senate voted 42-19 to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (Bill S.1047-Hoylman/A.747-Gottfried), also known as the Bathroom Bill. On the same day, the New York State Assembly passed the Bathroom Bill by a vote of 105 to 43. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a strong supporter of GENDA,…

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Cuomo’s Annual Address Fills Liberal Laundry List

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his annual budget address on January 15, 2019, but his address went far beyond dollars and cents. According to the New York Post, the Governor “unveiled a new $178.8 billion budget long on his progressive agenda aspirations but often short on details of execution.” The Governor also covered a wide range…

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TAKE ACTION: Abortion Expansion Vote Expected January 22

On Tuesday, January 22, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly are expected to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the disastrous Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade by passing a trifecta of anti-life bills. One of the three bills is the Boss Bill (S.660–Metzger/A.584–Jaffee), which would make it unlawful for…

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NYCF Statement On The Passage Of GENDA

Today, the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly each passed the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA) (Bill S.1047-Hoylman/A.747-Gottfried). Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a strong supporter of GENDA, is expected to sign the bill into law. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), made the following remarks: …

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Legislature Denies Individuals With Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Counseling Consistent With Their Faith

Today, each house of the New York State Legislature passed legislation that denies individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction from receiving professional counseling that is consistent with their faith (S.1046–Hoylman/A.576–Glick). The legislation bans mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts—or “change therapy”—with minor clients. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an outspoken supporter of the…

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins Assumes The Helm

On January 9, the 2019 state legislative session kicked off in Albany. Day one of this year’s session was an historic occasion, as the Senate chose Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) for the position of Senate Majority Leader. Leader Stewart-Cousins is the first female Senate Majority Leader in New York history. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Lt. Gov.…

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For Andrew Cuomo, It’s Never Enough Abortion

On January 7, at a rally with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Barnard College in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the passage of a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing the “right” to abortion. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is already looking to pass abortion expansion legislation in the first 30 days of this…

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