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Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Sexual Orientation Discrimination to be Banned in New York

New York is poised to become the 13th state to outlaw discrimination in employment, housing and eduction on the basis of sexual orientation. See the story at

The New York Senate passed the law today. It had earlier been passed by the Assembly, so now only needs Governor Pataki's signature, which has been promised.

Sexual orientation is defined as "heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or
asexuality, whether actual or perceived. However, nothing contained
herein shall be construed to protect conduct otherwise proscribed by
law." S. 720.

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