New York, NY: NYCHRL Updates Definitions of Sexual Orientation and Gender


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May 11, 2018


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On January 11, 2018, New York City passed Int. No. 1186-A, which amends the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to expand the definitions of “sexual orientation” and “gender.” “Sexual orientation” refers to heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality, and will also now include “an individual’s actual or perceived romantic, physical or sexual attraction to other persons, or lack thereof, on the basis of gender.” Sexual orientation is a “continuum of sexual orientation” that will also include asexuality and pansexuality.