New York: Equal Protection of Law Amendment

The Equal Protection of Law Amendment is a ballot measure that will be on New York's ballots on November 5th. If passed by a majority of voters (50%+1), the following language would be added to the New York Bill of Rights to ensure that people cannot be denied their rights due to their "ethnicity, national origin, age, and disability" or "sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive healthcare and autonomy." If this measure is not passed, the New York Bill of Rights would not add this langauge but would continue to have the language that rights cannot be denied due to "race, color, creed or religion." 

To learn more about this initiative and what will be on New York’s ballot, visit Ballotpedia or contact your county’s board of elections.