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Cuomo Still Supports Paid Surrogacy

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out publicly in support of paid surrogacy legislation. Last week, the Governor reiterated his support for this wrong-headed measure in the following statement: New York State has led the way for progressive reforms for the LGBTQ community and women’s equality movement. It is unconscionable that people need to…

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Recreational Pot Gets Caught In The Legislative Weeds

For the past several months, New Yorkers have been inundated with relentless media messaging about recreational marijuana. The message has been simple: Recreational marijuana legalization in New York is inevitable. Regardless of the issue in question, the language of inevitability is used in politics to discourage and demoralize opposing voices. Further, it is used to…

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House Democrats Trash Trump’s G.I. Gender Policy

On March 28, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a nonbinding resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s soon-to-be-implemented policy regarding “transgender” servicemembers. Scheduled to go into effect on April 12, the new policy does not ban persons identifying as “transgender” from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Rather, it requires a servicemember who joins…

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Schenectady Casino Seeks Slot Machine Relief

The 2019-2020 New York State budget calls for $175.5 billion in spending. During budget season in Albany, powerful special interests send lobbyists to Albany in an effort to obtain a chunk of that funding. One such special interest group is the gambling industry. Last week, the Times Union reported that a representative of Rivers Casino…

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NYCF Welcomes Nearly 1,200 To Legislative Day 2019

On March 19, 2019, nearly 1,200 Christians from across New York gathered at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany for New Yorker for Constitutional Freedoms’ 2019 Legislative Day. The theme for this year’s event was “A New Season.” Walt Heyer of SexChangeRegret.comshared his uplifting testimony of freedom from gender dysphoria and explained the causes…

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April 2019 Prayer Needs

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), ask our brothers and sisters in Christ to lift the following praises and petitions in prayer in the month of April, 2019: We thank the Lord for His goodness in providing a successful Legislative Day 2019 and pray that…

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Voters: New York Democrats Are Going Too Far

New York government has been under unified Democratic Party control since January 2019. During that time period, state government has granted “transgender” persons access to opposite-sex facilities by passing the Bathroom Bill, denied youths with unwanted same-sex attraction access to professional counseling, mandated insurance coverage for abortion-causing drugs, passed a series of gun control measures,…

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Cuomo Rejects Accelerated Schedule For City Casinos

In Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators are looking for ways to close a gap in next year’s budget. Well-funded gambling interests are arguing that more gambling will solve the state’s revenue problems. Under current law, there is a moratorium on new casino development in New York City until 2023. However, multiple gambling companies…

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Life-Affirming Demonstration Held Outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office

Albany, NY – Following its annual Legislative Day event on March 19, 2019, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) delivered 20,689 petitions calling for the repeal of the Reproductive Health Act to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The petitions were collected through individuals and organizations allied with New Yorkers for Life. Jason J. McGuire,…

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