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Committee: Sex and Law

Report on A.1793-B/A.4742-B which would extend temporary disability insurance benefits to cover family care leave from the workplace (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Family Leave Benefits

Report on A.2240-D/S.5879-B, the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act (May 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Trafficking

Report in support of the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 (S.1752), which would change the designation of key decision-making authority for courts martial (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Affairs and Justice

Report in support A.8070, the Women’s Equality Act (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women's Rights

Flier Alerting New Mothers that Federal and State Law Provides them with the Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work IN ENGLISH ( PDF format )
Subject area: Workplace Accomodations, Pregnant Women

Para Las Madres Lactantes: “Exprésense” ¡Usen el extractor de leche en su trabajo! (Flier Alerting New Mothers that Federal and State Law Provides them with the Right to Pump Breast Milk at Work IN SPANISH) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Workplace Accomodations, Pregnant Women

Letter to Mayor de Blasio outlining a number of recommendations on gender related issues affecting law and policy in New York City (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Gender Related Issues

Report on legislation which would positively impact the lives of women and girls in New York State (September 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women's Rights

Report supporting the Gender Expression Nondiscrimination Act (GENDA)(Reissued February 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Transgender Rights

Report in support of the Governor's Women’s Equality Act (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women's Rights

Report on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Recommendations to Enhance Criminal Procedure Law § 440.10(1)(i), Regarding the Vacatur of Prostitution and Trafficking-Related Convictions for Victims of Sex Trafficking (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Trafficking

Letter in support for Senator Leahy’s Amendments 6 and 7 to the Boarder Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744 , which would include same sex spouses and permanent partners in family reunification immigration laws (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same Sex Spouses/Permanent Partners, Recognition of in Family Reunification Immigration Laws

Report on A.3498/S.2275 which would require that local social services districts notify the Office of Children and Family Services 90 days before the effective date of a planned across-the-board reduction in eligibility or increase in co-payments for childcare assistance (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Childcare Assistance

Letter to Congress regarding the Shaheen Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would extend military healthcare coverage for abortions in cases of rape or incest (November 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Healthcare Coverage

Report on A.1264-A/S.5880 which would amend NYS Executive Law to require the provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace, absent undue hardship on the employer (Reissued June 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Workplace Accomodations, Pregnant Women

Letter to the President of Nigeria expressing opposition to Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Nigeria

Report to the Law Revision Commission highlighting crucial issues that should be examined in the Commission's assessment of the maintenance laws of the state and the economic consequence of divorce on the parties (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Divorce and Maintenance Laws

Amicus Brief: Mental Hygiene Legal Services v. Schneiderman (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Offender Management Treatment Act

Extending Temporary Disability Insurance Benefits to Cover Family Care Leave From the Workplace (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Family Care Leave

"Why Should New York Support Marriage Equality for Same-Sex Couples?" (May 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Employment Discrimination

Letter to Governor Cuomo highlighting women's reproductive rights and implementation of expressing at work legislation as issues to be considered during his term (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women's Rights

Report on A.7670/S.4429 which would amend the criminal procedure law in regard to victims of sex trafficking convicted of prostitution offenses (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Trafficking

Letter regarding notification of the Expressing at Work Bill in materials distributed to new mothers in maternal health care facilities (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women in Workforce

Statement in Support of the Marriage Equality Act (November 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Report concerning A.6112/S.2844, the Reproductive Health Act (Reissued May 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Reproductive Rights

Amicus Brief: Debra H. v. Janice R. filed in New York State Court of Appeals, July 2009 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Child Custody

Report commenting on Program Bill No. 16, the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act (July 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Reproductive Rights

A Workshop on the Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, Kigali, Rwanda, November 27 -28, 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rwanda - Gender-Based Violence

Report expressing support for the Assembly version of Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act (A.5258-A) which would permit sexually exploited children to receive vital social services rather than face prosecution, potential jail time ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sexually Exploited Children

Report regarding The Healthy Teens Act - A.2856/S.1342 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sexual Education

Dignity for All Students Act (Reissued May 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Education

Letter to Governor Spitzer urging he sign into law with modifications A.8679/S.5902 anti-human trafficking legislation ( PDF format )
Subject area: Anti-Human Trafficking

Statement on the Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders: Comments on the newly adopted Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act (Senate Bill S3318 and Assembly Bill A6162) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Offenders

Letter to Governor Elect Eliot Spitzer highlighting important issues to be considered during his term including the trafficking of human beings for sexual and labor servitude; the ability of nursing mothers to express breast milk while at work; and the delivery of balanced sex education programs to teenagers in school ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex and Law

Amicus Brief: Hernandez v. Robles (filed in the NYS Court of Appeals, April 2006) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Statement on Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders: Senate Bill S6325 and Assembly Bill A09282 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sex Offenders

Amicus Brief: Shields v. Madigan ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Amicus Brief: Samuels v. New York State Department of Health ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Amicus Brief: Hernandez v. Robles ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

Report on City Council Int. No. 305, in relation to prohibiting housing discrimination against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking ( PDF format )
Subject area: Discrimination

Letter to NYC Housing Authority urging that it continue and strengthen efforts to ensure that its policies most effectively help battered women seek and maintain safety ( PDF format )
Subject area: Domestic Violence

Report on Assembly Bill 252, which would require employers to permit nursing mothers to express breast milk in the workplace ( PDF format )
Subject area: Employment Law

Letter to Bureau of Labor Statistics re: decision to discontinue collecting data on women workers in the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey after July 2005 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Women in Workforce

Amicus Brief: Langan v. St. Vincent's Hospital of New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage

A.888 - An Act to Amend the Education Law, in Relation to Providing for Dispensing Emergency Contraception Under Certain Conditions ( PDF format )
Subject area: Reproductive Rights

Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples in New York ( PDF format )
Subject area: Same-Sex Marriage