Gov. Andrew Cuomo has littered his proposed 2019 New York State Budget with divisive social-issue legislation. That legislation includes an abortion pill insurance mandate, an Equal Rights Amendment that could create unanticipated negative consequences, a statute of limitations bill that would open the door to a barrage of frivolous lawsuits, and late-term abortion expansion. In…

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For the second year in a row, Asm. Dean Murray (R-East Patchogue) has introduced a bill (A.5422) that would promote clarity and safety regarding restroom and locker room use in public schools, in public institutions of higher education, and in state agencies. Bill A.5422-Murray provides that multiple-occupancy bathrooms in New York’s public schools, public colleges…

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Bill S.5131-A-Robach/A.8969-Woerner, the Equal Access Bill, would require fair practices by colleges and universities in regard to the admission of homeschooled high school graduates and graduates of non-public schools. The bill provides that notarized transcripts showing that a homeschooled student or a non-public school student has completed a high school education shall be accepted by…

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For the past 10 years, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has successfully advocated against the passage of the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA), also known as the Bathroom Bill. GENDA 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,…

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