QUICK LINKS:

NY Senate passes bills protecting women's rights

Updated: 06/17/2014 8:27 AM
Created: 06/17/2014 4:12 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York's Republican-led Senate has passed three bills relating to employment and housing discrimination and equal pay for women.
 
On Monday the upper chamber passed the bills that would prevent discrimination based on family status, prevent housing discrimination against domestic violence victims and ensure equal pay regardless of gender.
 
The bills are part of the 10-point Women's Equality Agenda which includes a contentious abortion plank.
 
Last year the Senate passed nine out of the 10 Women's Equality Act bills but the Assembly failed to take up the measure because it didn't include the abortion bill.
 
Members of the Assembly are requesting that the bills be broken up and passed individually. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told reporters that his chamber will evaluate the bills the Senate passed.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Erie; Genesee; Wyoming
Expires: 11/24/2014 4:15 PM

High Wind Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Wind Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Livingston; Northern Cayuga; Ontario; Wayne
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:00 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 1:22 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 4:32 AM

Flood Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Erie; Genesee
Expires: 11/26/2014 1:00 AM

Rochester

Broken Clouds
51°
52° | 34°
  • Feels like: 51° F
  • Wind: SSW 9mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    61° | 46°
  • Tue Windy with clouds
    46° | 37°
  • Wed Mostly cloudy
    37° | 30°
  • Thu Cloudy
    35° | 28°