Promoting Strong Families

Marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and each child should–
whenever wise and possible–be raised in a stable family unit by his or her own mother and father.

Republican National Committee Embraces LGBT Pride

By Albany Update | Nov 24, 2021

At a gala in early November, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the formation of an “RNC Pride Coalition.” According to Fox News, the Coalition will collaborate with the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR)—a national organization that pushes the Republican Party to support homosexuality and transgenderism—to “mobilize LGBTQ communities ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.” RNC…

Governor Signs Bill Sought By Transgender Activists

By Albany Update | Nov 22, 2021

On November 16, 2021, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Bill S.5325-Hoylman/A.6193-Gonzalez-Rojas into law. This misguided and unnecessary law, which was opposed by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, requires various utilities to use customers’ preferred names and pronouns upon request. Under this law, utilities, water works, telephone service providers, and municipalities must create mechanisms by which customers…

New York Just Won’t Leave New Hope Alone

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2021

There are new developments in the case of New Hope Family Services, the Syracuse-based Christian adoption and foster care agency that the State of New York is trying to shut down because it only places children “with couples consisting of a mother and father committed to each other in marriage.” While two federal courts have…

Suggested September Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our friends and supporters to lift the following prayers to the Lord during the month of September: That students, faculty, staff and administrators returning to classrooms across the state would be protected from the spread of COVID-19 or any variants thereof; That as America marks twenty years since 9/11/2001…

Coalition Letter: Don’t Draft Our Daughters

By Albany Update | Sep 1, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms recently signed on to a coalition letter urging Congress to reject an effort to require women to register for a potential military draft. The text of the letter is as follows: Dear Senators and Representatives, We write to you united in serious concern about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)…

Universal Plan For School Re-Opening Anticipated

By Albany Update | Aug 27, 2021

On August 24, 2021, Gov. Kathy Hochul made a significant announcement that will affect school re-opening this fall for students, teachers, and other school personnel across New York. The Governor announced the release of “a new, comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19…

COVID Isolation And Transgender Glorification: An Unhealthy Mix

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

In a recent National Review article, author Ginny Gentles asserts that there is reason for special concern about the mental health and gender identification of teenaged girls in 2021. According to Gentles: “Teenage girls had enough to deal with as it was. They entered the pandemic with worrisome rates of depression and anxiety. After over…

Professor: Parents Get No Choice In Puberty-Blockers For Kids

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

As the false ideology of transgenderism grows in influence, that ideology comes into increasing conflict with parental rights. A British publication called the Journal of Medical Ethics recently published an article entitled “LGBT Testimony and the Limits of Trust.” In that article, Professor Maura Priest discussed the use of puberty-blocking drugs on persons who believe…

State Raises Marital Age From 17 To 18

By Albany Update | Jul 30, 2021

On July 22, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill S.3086-Salazar/A.3891-Ramos, which bars anyone under the age of 18 from getting married in the State of New York. The new law goes into effect 30 days after the date of passage. Before 2017, teens aged 14 and up were allowed to marry in the state of…

What Do Democratic Socialists Want?

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) defeated then-Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic congressional primary in 2018, her victory sent shock waves through the political landscape. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s ability to topple a powerful and experienced member of Congress made members of both parties sit up and take notice, and her newfound status as a political celebrity…

Democratic Socialists Decry Status Quo; Different Path Proposed

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

At a recent virtual meeting, several relatively new members of the New York State Legislature expressed their displeasure with the status quo in Albany. According to the New York Post, these lawmakers took issue with “phony legislators” who pretend to support certain bills just to make themselves popular; they also criticized the secrecy that characterizes…

NYCF Asks Prayer For August Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the following prayer requests during the month of August: We pray against any further outbreaks of COVID-19; We pray against efforts to force American taxpayers to subsidize elective abortions; We pray that the abortion, gay, and “transgender” movements would be…

Documentary Takes Critical Look at Transgenderism

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

The ongoing push to normalize transgenderism has had disturbing consequences in the lives of young people with gender dysphoria. The use of hormones and other medical treatments on minors is a matter of particular concern, as such treatments can have irreversible consequences. A recently-released documentary made by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network offers…

School Leaders Ask Governor To Release September Guidance

By Albany Update | Jul 12, 2021

Leaders of Christian schools and other nonpublic schools are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to quickly release any pertinent COVID-19-related requirements and to inform them of those requirements sooner rather than later. In a recent open letter, various school leaders requested the Governor’s urgent attention to the matter of COVID-19-related guidance for primary and secondary schools.…

Parents Push Planned Parenthood Out Of Public School

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

In a win for parental rights and the sanctity of life, the Clarence Central School District (CCSD) recently responded to parental pressure by rescinding an invitation to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York to speak to a high school health class. According to The Buffalo News, the CCSD—located in the Buffalo suburb of…

Cuomo Commemorates Tenth Anniversary Of Gay “Marriage” By Signing LGBT Bill

By Albany Update | Jun 24, 2021

On June 24, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held an event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the enactment of same-sex “marriage” legislation in New York. The event doubled as a signing ceremony for the so-called Gender Recognition Act, which will make it easier for persons identifying as “transgender” to change their names and their sex designations…