NY To Allow Biological Males To Be Housed In Women’s Prisons

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul

At a glance

  • The New York State legislature has reintroduced a piece of legislation brought forth in the previous legislative session that would allow prisoners to be housed according to their self-reported “gender identity,” meaning that biological males could “self-ID” their way into women’s prisons.
  • Assembly Bill A709, also called the “gender identity respect, dignity and safety act,” states that prisoners who have a gender identity that differs from their birth sex should be allowed to seek accommodations that closely match their gender identity.

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