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Hawkins Decries Senate Defeat of Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

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Howie Hawkins for Governor
Green Party – www.howiehawkins.org

For Immediate Release: June 8, 2010
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Hawkins Decries Senate Defeat of Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, expressed his disappointment today over the defeat of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in areas like housing and employment. The bill was killed Tuesday morning in the senate judiciary committee. All Republican members as well as Democratic state Senator Ruben Diaz voted against the bill

“The Greens support full rights for all members of our society, regardless of sexual orientation or gender. Greens like Mayor Jason West of New Paltz have provided critical leadership to issues such as the right to same-sex marriage. As Governor, I intend to follow his example and use my office to push for full rights for all New Yorkers,” said Hawkins.

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