NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Off To Promising Start On LGBT Rights
The Empire State Pride Agenda notes via press release that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is off to a promising start regarding LGBT rights and today mentioned marriage equality in his first State Of The State address. Among Cuomo's first actions since assuming office are the continuance of former Gov. David Paterson's executive order protecting state employees from gender identity discrimination. Additionally, Cuomo has created a new cabinet level position, Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights, and appointed an openly gay man to the post.