Tag Archives: Syracuse

Syracuse Approves Trans Protections

Some great news today from central New York. The New York Civil Liberties Union today applauded the Syracuse Common Council’s passage of legislation amending local civil rights law to protect transgender and gender non-conforming residents from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, such as restaurants, hotels and stores. In an 7 to 1 vote, the Common Council approved a …

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Syracuse Chorus – Down With DOMA

From the Syracuse Gay & Lesbian Chorus.

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Syracuse University Takes The Sting Out Of Taxed Partner Benefits

Syracuse University will now pay LGBT employees a $1000 bonus to defray the tax penalty of having their partners on their insurance. Syracuse University has adopted a policy — possibly the first in higher education — of paying $1,000 each to its gay and lesbian employees who use the university’s domestic partner program to provide health insurance for their partners. …

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LaTeisha Green’s Killer Gets Max

The murderer of Syracuse, New York transwoman Lateisha Green has received the maximum sentence of 25 years. Dwight DeLee, the defendant in Onondaga County’s first hate-crime homicide prosecution, was sentenced this morning to the maximum penalty of 25 years in prison. DeLee, 20, of Gifford St., was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime for fatally shooting …

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