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Laws, Rules, and Regulations in Our State

New York has long been at the forefront of LGBTQAI+ rights and protections, enacting legislation to ensure equality, dignity, and safety for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

In recent years, New York has made significant strides in advancing LGBTQAI+ rights through legislative action, judicial decisions, and administrative policies. These efforts have helped to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQAI+ individuals and families throughout the state.

From anti-discrimination laws to measures supporting transgender rights and access to healthcare, New York’s legal framework reflects a commitment to equality and social justice. Additionally, the state has established resources and support services to address the unique needs and challenges faced by LGBTQAI+ individuals, including those related to housing, employment, and healthcare.

In this page, we provide links to some of the key laws and policies in New York State that protect and affirm the rights of the LGBTQAI+ community. Whether you’re a resident of New York or simply interested in LGBTQAI+ rights, we hope this overview will shed light on the progress and ongoing efforts to ensure equality and justice for all.