People to use bathrooms based on gender identity in NY courts starting Feb. 25

State News

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – People will be able to use restrooms on the gender they identify as rather than the one they were born as in non-federal courts in the State of New York beginning Monday. 

This will take effect in all state, county, and city courts in the State of New York.

A spokesperson for the New York Unified Court System confirmed the new rule, which is a result of GENDA, New York’s Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act.  

GENDA became law on Jan. 25 when Governor Cuomo signed it into law. 

The law prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression and adds offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.

To read more about the law, click on this link. 

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