Influencing Legislation and Legislators for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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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Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) (the Bathroom Bill) (S.1047 – Hoylman/A.747 – Gottfried)

The Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA), also known as the Bathroom Bill, would make “gender identity or expression” a protected category under New York’s Human Rights Law. GENDA would require New York’s shopping malls, stores, universities, restaurants, and recreational facilities—along with many other public places—to accommodate crossdressing and so-called gender transitions by allowing biological males…

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In re: Banning Professionals from Engaging in Sexual Orientation Change Efforts With Youth Experiencing Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction (the Counselor Coercion Bill) (S.1046–Hoylman/A.576–Glick)

The Counselor Coercion Bill seeks to ban mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts—or “change therapy”—with minors. Because this bill is based on flawed assumptions, is unduly invasive, suffers from constitutional problems, and would interfere with the professional judgment and freedom of conscience of mental health professionals, it must not become law.…

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Boss Bill (S.660–Metzger/A.584–Jaffee)

The Boss Bill would make it unlawful for employers—including faith-based charities—to adopt and enforce pro-life employee conduct policies. This ill-advised piece of legislation is both completely unnecessary and unduly restrictive of the religious liberty of faith-based charities. Download

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Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S.659-A–Salazar/A.585-A–Cahill)

The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) would require all group insurance policies issued or renewed after January 1, 2020 to cover abortion-causing drugs, voluntary sterilization procedures, and all other FDA-approved contraceptive devices without restrictions, copays, or cost sharing. The CCCA is wrong-headed on multiple fronts. It is disrespectful of human life and it would exacerbate…

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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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