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Women's Equality Act

New York Democrats Split Off Abortion Provision From 'Women's Equality' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

Supporters of a bill that would safeguard abortion rights in New York agreed earlier this week to split off the measure from a broader legislative pac...

NYC Shows the Way on Pregnant Workers' Rights

Dina Bakst | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

New York City has just given an important boost to the rights of pregnant workers with a new law that will ensure that women across the five boroughs ...

Seneca Falls: 165 Years Later and Still Struggling for Equality

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.18.2013 | New York
Dina Bakst

Despite significant triumphs for women over many decades, the fight for fairness and equality carries on. Discrimination and inequality continue to punish New York women, especially the pregnant women and mothers of our state with the fewest resources.

Gov. Cuomo, Trans Women Must Be Included in the Women's Equality Act

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

Cuomo's fight for women's equality cannot afford to overlook transgender women, who are especially vulnerable to violence, harassment, and discrimination in housing, employment, and health care. I hope that the Women's Equality Coalition will recognize the vulnerability of all women.

The Women's Equality Act: A No Brainer for New York

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Taina Bien-Aime

The legislation is testament that we cannot parse out women's rights, drop by drop. It is recognition that if New York doesn't legislate against discrimination, it in effect condones inequality.

Restoring New York as a Leader in Women's Rights

Andrew M. Cuomo | Posted 08.04.2013 | New York
Andrew M. Cuomo

For too long New York's laws have not properly protected women's rights. These are significant problems, and big issues to tackle. But in New York, that's what we have always done.