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Cuomo Planning Discrimination Protections for Transgender New Yorkers

Taking action on a political issue that has long been stalled in Albany, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced executive action intended to protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and other areas.

The governor, addressing the crowd at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, said he would direct the State Division of Human Rights to issue regulations that extend protections against discrimination found in a 1945 law to cover gender identity, transgender status and gender dysphoria.

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