New York became the 13th state to pass a law declaring the state a transgender sanctuary state. The bill will now go to the governor, who could have months to sign it.
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* (Offer only valid in 12 states and now awaiting the addition of a 13th. Exist in the other states at your own risk.)
"As the population of internally displaced political refugees continues to grow...refugee resettlement programs..."
That's a powerful paragraph. That's exactly what it is, isn't it?
Governor Kathy Hochul needs to sign this important bill as soon as possible. The sooner the better.
Hopefully the governor sees this as an urgent matter for which it is for many hoping to flee to NY.
Massachusetts is a great state in terms of transgender protections. But we are not officially a "Trans sanctuary state". How does one go about getting that done? Would I start with the governors office? Senators? State reps? All of them? I don't want to just be noisy, I want to be effective in getting this done.
I called Governor Hochul's office and they confirmed that these bills have in fact been signed. You can also see the status on the NYSenate website with a tag that says "Signed by Govenor" at the top next to the bill. It looks like they were signed June 25th but their office said that the website may have been updated a bit later. So that seems like good news! NY is in fact a Santuary State!