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Court Of Appeals To Hear Assisted Suicide Arguments

By Albany Update | May 30, 2017

Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New York State Constitution. Stephen P. Hayford, Esq., New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, has the following…

President Donald Trump Issues Executive Order on Religious Liberty

By Albany Update | May 4, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring that it is the policy of his administration to vigorously protect religious liberty. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious liberty is an important step in the…

Andrew Cuomo Is New York’s Governor, Not Its King

By Albany Update | Apr 19, 2017

Albany, NY – Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest salvo in his longstanding regulatory onslaught upon the People of the State of New York. This latest regulatory attack forces health insurers—in the name of “nondiscrimination”—to cover assisted reproductive technology (ART) for persons who wish to become pregnant without engaging in heterosexual intercourse. Rev. Jason…

NYCF Congratulates Neil Gorsuch On His Confirmation

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2017

Today, the United States Senate voted, 54-45, to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms congratulates Judge Neil Gorsuch on his confirmation to the Supreme…

NYCF Highlights Budget Priorities

By Albany Update | Apr 1, 2017

M  E  M  O  R  A  N  D  U  M  TO:                        Various Members of the New York State Senate FROM:                 Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director, NYCF DATE:                  April 1, 2017 RE:                        2017-2018 New…

New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms To President Trump: Make Religious Freedom Great Again

By NYCF | Feb 10, 2017

Albany, NY – New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms joined national ally Family Policy Alliance and our network of 40 state-based family policy groups, representing hundreds of thousands of families across the country, in sending a letter to President Trump asking him to make good on his campaign promise to protect religious freedom. Trump has an…

NYCF Applauds President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination

By NYCF | Jan 31, 2017

Albany, NY – Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to fill the existing vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “With this nomination,…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Abortion Obsession Continues

By NYCF | Jan 31, 2017

Albany, NY – Yesterday, at a Planned Parenthood rally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to introduce an amendment to the New York State Constitution that would guarantee a “right” to abortion. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New Yorkers who support the rights of…

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Offers Abortion Expanding Opinion

By NYCF | Sep 8, 2016

Albany, NY – On September 7, 2016, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued an opinion in which he creatively reinterpreted state law to allow third-trimester abortions under a broad “women’s health” exception. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “Under Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s abortion…

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Sides With Obama’s Bathroom Bullies In Transgender Litigation

By NYCF | Jul 28, 2016

Albany, NY – Following the Friday, May 13, 2016 release of the Obama Administration’s outrageous and dictatorial edict regarding restroom and locker room use by “transgender” students in America’s public schools, two legal challenges were filed by states seeking to overturn the Administration’s action. Those two legal challenges were brought by a combined total of 23…

NYCF Marks Five Years of Gay "Marriage"

By NYCF | Jun 24, 2016

June 24, 2016 marks the five-year anniversary of the passage of same-sex “marriage” legislation in the State of New York. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

Assisted Suicide Placed On Life Support

By NYCF | May 23, 2016

Albany, NY – On May 23, 2016 the New York State Assembly Health Committee considered assisted suicide legislation, A.10059 (Paulin). Following the 14-11 vote, Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following comments:

Assembly Seeks To Censor State-Licensed Mental Health Professionals

By NYCF | May 17, 2016

Albany, NY – On Monday, May 16, 2016, the New York State Assembly passed the Counselor Coercion Bill (Ban on Change Therapy for Minors) (A.4958 – Glick) by a vote of 117-27. Mr. Stephen P. Hayford, Esq., Legislative Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

The Obama Administration’s Friday the 13th Letter Is A Nightmare for Families and Kids

By NYCF | May 13, 2016

Albany, NY – On Friday, May 13, 2016, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education sent correspondence regarding “transgender” issues to every school district in the United States. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:

New York Appellate Division Court Rules Assisted Suicide Is Still Suicide

By NYCF | May 5, 2016

On May 3, 2016, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department released a decision in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, advocates of physician-assisted suicide argued that New York’s existing ban on assisted suicide violated the New York State Constitution; alternatively, the plaintiffs argued that the ban did not apply…

Tar Heel Order Exposes Cuomo's Hypocrisy

By NYCF | Mar 29, 2016

Albany, NY – On March 28, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 155, which bans non-essential state-sponsored travel to the State of North Carolina. Gov. Cuomo issued this Order in response to the recent passage of H.B. 2, an innovative North Carolina law that created statewide protections against opposite-sex bathroom use in schools and…