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Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Justice Alive in Albany’s Waning Days

Legislators aiming to relax New York’s unusually stringent statute of limitations on sexual abuse of minors remain hopeful that, with the State Assembly already having taken action, the State Senate could yet follow suit before the session ends next week. According to out gay West Side Senator Brad Hoylman, “The governor’s office is still talking about” a program bill could eliminate time Comments (18)

Push to Close Hate Crime Law Loophole

A member of the State Assembly has introduced legislation that would allow judges to bar criminal defendants from claiming they belong to one of the protected classes in New York’s hate crime law when they are being prosecuted for a crime against a member of that protected class. Comments (1)


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