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NYCF Statement On The Passage Of GENDA

By Albany Update | Jan 15, 2019

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: …

Legislature Denies Individuals With Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction Counseling Consistent With Their Faith

By Albany Update | Jan 15, 2019

Today, each house of the New York State Legislature passed legislation that denies individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction from receiving professional counseling that is consistent with their faith (S.1046–Hoylman/A.576–Glick). The legislation bans mental health professionals from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts—or “change therapy”—with minor clients. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an outspoken supporter of the…

Cuomo Calls For Late-Term Abortion Amendment

By Albany Update | Jan 7, 2019

Earlier today, at a rally with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Barnard College in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the passage of a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing the “right” to abortion. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo…

New Hope Files Federal Challenge To Protect Its Religious Freedom Rights

By Albany Update | Dec 11, 2018

Earlier this year, New Hope Family Services—a Christian nonprofit adoption provider, foster care placement agency, and pregnancy center based in Syracuse—received a letter from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services stating that New Hope would be required to change its adoption policies or stop providing adoptions altogether. The policy that OCFS…

U.S. Senate Votes To Confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The U.S. Supreme Court

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2018

Albany, NY—Earlier today, the United States Senate voted on President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. By a 50-48 margin, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.  Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Abortion Expansion Vow

By Albany Update | Oct 5, 2018

Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed that if the Democratic Party takes control of the New York State Senate on Election Day, the Senate will pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) within the first 30 days of next year’s legislative session. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the…

Judge Brett Kavanaugh Nominated to U.S. Supreme Court

By Albany Update | Jul 9, 2018

Albany, NY—President Donald J. Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. A graduate of Yale Law School, Judge Kavanaugh worked in private practice, served in the…

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Jun 26, 2018

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in the matter of NIFLA v. Becerra. In this case, pro-life pregnancy centers challenged a California law (the so-called FACT Act) that would require licensed pregnancy centers to provide information about the availability of abortion, including a phone number where abortion referrals could…

Supreme Court Rules: Religious Hostility Has No Place In A Pluralistic Society

By Albany Update | Jun 4, 2018

On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Court found in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips, who had been accused of unlawful discrimination for declining to design and create a cake for a same-sex “wedding.” Rev. Jason J. McGuire,…

Cuomo’s Divisive Social Agenda Fails In Finalized State Budget

By Albany Update | Apr 3, 2018

On Friday evening and Saturday morning, the New York State Legislature completed the passage of the 2019 New York State Budget. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New York voters concerned about the protection of human life and religious liberty will be relieved to hear…

Roe: An Anniversary Not Worth Celebrating

By Albany Update | Jan 22, 2018

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States released its infamous decision in Roe v. Wade, holding that a fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution included a right to abortion. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following…

Rest In Peace, J.J. Hanson

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2017

Albany, NY – J.J. Hanson, President of Patients’ Rights Action Fund and advocate for the terminally ill, passed away on December 30, 2017. Many friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms will remember J.J., as we were privileged to host him as a speaker at our 2016 Legislative Day in Albany. A Marine Corps veteran, husband,…

New York City Council Recklessly Passes Counselor Coercion Legislation

By Albany Update | Nov 30, 2017

New York, NY—Earlier today, the New York City Council passed Int. 1650A-2017, which would bar anyone from receiving fees for assisting an adult or a minor in efforts to change their sexual orientation. Originally introduced in June, the bill was rushed through a committee vote, amended, and brought to the City Council floor within the…

House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

By Albany Update | Oct 4, 2017

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted, 237-189, to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (PCUCPA) (H.R.36-Franks). The PCUCPA would ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation except in cases of rape, incest, or endangerment to the life of the mother; the bill previously passed the House of Representatives in 2013 and 2015. Members of New…

New York Court of Appeals Rejects Assisted Suicide

By Albany Update | Sep 7, 2017

Today, the New York Court of Appeals released its decision in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs sought to establish a “right” to physician-assisted suicide under the Constitution of the State of New York. In a 5-0 decision, the Court of Appeals has rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and has affirmed…

NYCF Applauds Trump’s Rollback Of Reckless Transgender Military Policy

By Albany Update | Jul 26, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump announced that he would rescind the Obama-era policy of allowing military servicemembers to identify as “transgender,” dress as members of the opposite sex, and use opposite-sex facilities. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “President Trump’s announcement is a victory for common…