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Domestic Violence Victims Now Protected From Housing Discrimination in New York

The New York City Council voted on legislation that updates and strengthens the New York City Human Rights Law on July 26, which will protect domestic violence victims from housing discrimination.

New NY Law Permits Pregnant Women to Enroll in Health Care Plans At Any Time

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new bill into law allowing pregnant women to gain access to health care at any time, eliminating the previous requirement that they wait for open enrollment periods to purchase health insurance.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Women's Equality Bills Into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Women’s Equality Bills Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law several bills strengthening protections for women in the workplace as well as victims of sex trafficking, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in an effort to further women's equality in the state.
New York Politicians, Advocates, and Activists Have Come Together to Protect Nail Salon Workers

New York Politicians, Advocates, and Activists Have Come Together to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Following a report by the New York Times on the exploitation of nail salon workers almost two weeks ago, New York state and city officials have partnered with advocates and volunteers to bring comprehensive educational programs and labor reforms to the 5,000 licensed salons in the state.
New York Attorney General Moves to Expand Access to Contraceptives

New York Attorney General Moves to Expand Access to Contraceptives

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act of 2015 last week to enhance the availability of contraception for New Yorkers.
Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Cuomo’s actions fall in the wake of a New York Times exposé on the lives of manicurists in New York City detailing 10- to 12-hour shifts, poor conditions, health risks, low wages, and other exploitation.
Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action

Columbia University Fined Student Activists for the Carry That Weight Day of Action

A student-run feminist group at Columbia University is facing up to $1,500 in charges after a protest of campus rape and sexual assault.
Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Disclosure Law for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City

Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Disclosure Law for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in New York City

The Supreme Court's decision lets stand a portion of a law that requires CPCs to post a "status disclosure" informing patients whether or not a licensed medical professional works on-site.
Students Protest Fordham University's Anti-Birth Control Policy

Students Protest Fordham University’s Anti-Birth Control Policy

Students at Fordham University are engaged in a battle against the New York City Catholic school’s anti-birth control policy.
Climate Change Activists Take Over Manhattan to Demand Action

Climate Change Activists Take Over Manhattan to Demand Action

An estimated 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to demand world leaders take action on climate change.
Moral Mondays Movement Expands to Other States for the "Moral Week of Action"

Moral Mondays Movement Expands to Other States for the “Moral Week of Action”

The Moral Mondays movement has announced a Moral Week of Action taking place from August 22 to 28 that will include events and protests in 11 additional states.
Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
Women's Equality Party Launched in New York

Women’s Equality Party Launched in New York

In November, voters in New York may elect the first Women's Equality Party ticket.
New York Women's Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

New York Women’s Equality Act Stalled For A Second Time

Although the State Senate passed nine planks of the WEA as separate bills, the full act ultimately did not move forward because Senate Republicans opposed a provision that would codify Roe v. Wade.
New York Senate Passes Three Planks of Women's Equality Act, Defying Advocates for the Comprehensive Package

New York Senate Passes Three Planks of Women’s Equality Act, Defying Advocates for the Comprehensive Package

Advocates who remain committed to passing the omnibus bill insist that the issues represented in the planks intersect and therefore must be passed together rather than individually, especially because the latter strategy puts the abortion plank at risk of being ultimately forgone.
Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City's CPC Regulations

Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City’s CPC Regulations

The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
Advocates Push NYPD for More Reform Following Recent Condom Seizure Policy Revision

Advocates Push NYPD for More Reform Following Recent Condom Seizure Policy Revision

The NYPD will stop its practice of confiscating condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution.
April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

An abused wife has a right to sue her husband, according to an opinion issued today by Justice John R. Brady of the New York State Supreme Court, writing for the majority.
New York Legislators Introduce Bill Banning Employer Discrimination Against Women For Reproductive Health Decisions

New York Legislators Introduce Bill Banning Employer Discrimination Against Women For Reproductive Health Decisions

Denying millions of women access to affordable birth control is denying them fair and equal access to basic preventive health care. This legislation is a step in the right direction: It will guarantee New York women, not their employers, the freedom and fundamental right to make their own personal healthcare decisions about what is best...