The Legal Aid Society praised the growing support from lawmakers and community groups across the state to repeal New York’s Walking While Trans law, a discriminatory loitering law that primarily affects transgender women of color. According to the NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services, in 2018 91% of individuals arrested under the loitering law in 2018 were Black or Latinx and 80% were women, reports Gay City News.
Last Updated: 31 August 2020
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