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LatinoJustice Statement in Support of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATEMENT
 

May 27, 2021

 

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LatinoJustice Statement in Support of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA)

“As the legislative session in New York comes to a close, LatinoJustice PRLDEF reiterates our support for trans and non-binary New Yorkers, particularly our trans Latinx community, by urging New Yorkers to call on their legislators to pass the Gender Recognition Act,” said Lia Fiol-Matta, senior counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.

"The GRA guarantees a streamlined and private name-change process as well as the addition of gender marker “X” for a non-binary individual’s birth certificate, driver’s license and non-driver ID without having to provide medical documentation. These advancements will significantly impact their lives and respect their full identities. Support the GRA because trans rights are human rights!”

 

About LatinoJustice

LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout New York and beyond. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit www.LatinoJustice.org

 

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