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NY Finalizes Ban on Transgender Discrimination

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration finalized a set of rules Wednesday preventing employers and businesses from discriminating against transgender New Yorkers but, at least one conservative group is planning a legal challenge.

The State Division of Human Rights on Wednesday adopted regulations that adds transgender status to the long list of factors protected under the state Human Rights Law.

The change was supported in the Democrat-led Assembly. It has been met with opposition from some Republicans and conservative groups, who dubbed it the “bathroom bill.”

They have raised arguments about trans people having access to gender-exclusive facilities like locker rooms and bathrooms.

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