Hochul Demonstrates Allegiance To Leftist Agenda

Since becoming governor of New York last August, Gov. Kathy Hochul has developed a reputation as a relentless advocate of abortion. From invoking the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of abortion rights to participating in a pro-abortion march to including an abortion insurance mandate in the New York State budget to airing pro-abortion campaign ads to targeting pro-life pregnancy centers to calling pro-lifers Neanderthals, the Governor has wasted no opportunity to show her deep devotion to the pro-abortion cause.

Christian New York voters should know that Gov. Hochul isn’t just a pro-abortion enthusiast. She’s a pro-LGBT enthusiast, too. During her first year in office, the Governor included two pro-“transgender” laws in the state budget, spent millions of tax dollars to “‘support the LGBTQ+ community,’” celebrated the Transgender Day of Visibility, and hired a director of LGBTQ+ affairs.

On June 26, 2022, to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Gov. Hochul signed two more LGBT-agenda bills into law. The first, Bill S.8884-A-Hoylman/A.9418-A-Cruz, created the Lorena Borjas transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) wellness and equity fund. The stated purpose of this law is to provide grant funding “to organizations serving people that identify as transgender, gender non-binary and, or intersex.” The law is named for a deceased “transgender” advocate from Queens. The second, Bill S.6901-B-Myrie/A.7933-C-Gonzalez-Rojas, allows people who do not identify themselves as male or female to hold political party positions. Previously, New York law allowed political party organizations to allocate positions only to leaders who identified themselves as male or female. The point of the legislation is to open political party leadership roles to people who consider themselves “non-binary.” Gov. Hochul also “called for New York State landmarks to be illuminated in the colors of the LGBTQ+ pride flag and the transgender flag on varying nights until the end of Pride month.”

In a statement, Gov. Hochul claimed that signing these two bills would “further [advance] equality and equity” and “ensure that our state truly is a safe and affirming place for everyone.” This claim is false. Advancing gender confusion does not contribute to anyone’s equality or safety.