New Report Documents Gender and Sexual Injustice in New York City
New York, June 19, 2014—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio can reduce widespread gender and sexual discrimination against millions of New Yorkers with a series of targeted policy changes—many of them revenue-neutral—according to a report released today by the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.
- Prohibiting the NYPD from using condoms as evidence of all prostitution-related arrests;
- withdrawing a Bloomberg administration proposal to narrow the meaning of “family member” for families living in subsidized housing to legal spouses; and
- encouraging law enforcement to support visas for undocumented survivors of domestic violence or human trafficking without requiring victims’ testimony in criminal cases.
- A comprehensive analysis of the many ways city policies and practices perpetuate gender and sexual discrimination, as well as recommendations for immediate and near-term actions to eliminate such injustices;
- 10 key facts about gender and sexual injustice that have largely been ignored by previous administrations; and
- 10 revenue-neutral “Fast and Free” ways to confront discrimination immediately by executive order.