Entry #1420: LGBT discrimination in New York

Current Version

RegionNew York
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal
Start DateJan 16, 2003
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, effective as of January 16, 2003, makes it unlawful for anyone in New York State to be discriminated against in employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. SONDA, in combination with laws prohibiting discrimination based on marital status, together prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples in employment, housing, credit, education, and public accommodations. With respect to transgender individuals, SONDA does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. However, SONDA does apply when a transgender person is discriminated against based upon his or her actual or perceived sexual orientation. Furthermore, courts have also held that transgender people are protected under provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and/or disability. And in 2009, then-Governor David Paterson issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state employment on the basis of gender identity.
Sourceshttps://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/lgbt-rights


Revision History (2)

Revision by FCBSIX

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal in some contextsIllegal
NoteProhibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. No protections exist on the basis of gender identification.The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, effective as of January 16, 2003, makes it unlawful for anyone in New York State to be discriminated against in employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. SONDA, in combination with laws prohibiting discrimination based on marital status, together prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples in employment, housing, credit, education, and public accommodations. With respect to transgender individuals, SONDA does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. However, SONDA does apply when a transgender person is discriminated against based upon his or her actual or perceived sexual orientation. Furthermore, courts have also held that transgender people are protected under provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and/or disability. And in 2009, then-Governor David Paterson issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state employment on the basis of gender identity.
Sourceshttp://www.ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/sonda-brochurehttps://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/lgbt-rights

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteProhibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights.Prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. No protections exist on the basis of gender identification.
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "https://dhr.ny.gov/gender_identity_regulations The section about lack of protections for gender identity is no longer accurate"

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