Governor Hochul signs bill protecting access to gender-affirming care, NYCLU responds

Governor Hochul signed a bill Sunday to protect access to gender-affirming care in New York.

This includes preventing New York from cooperating in hostile states’ retaliation against gender-affirming care providers, patients, family members, and those who help people access care.

“As we mark Pride Month, New York has taken an important step to protect the rights and well-being of the trans community – particularly young people and their families. By signing the Hoylman-Sigal/Bronson bill, the Governor is helping to make our state a beacon for access to gender-affirming care,” New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Donna Lieberman said. “In the face of nationwide attacks targeting transgender communities – and transgender youth in particular – this legislation ensures that New York will not participate in other states’ attempts to punish people for seeking or helping someone access gender-affirming care, which this care can be lifesaving. We will continue to defend the rights of everyone in New York to live as their authentic selves, free from harm and discrimination.”