Family Equality Council has announced the launch of a campaign to advocate for policies in New York State that support families who rely on advances in medical assistance to have children. The Protecting Modern Families Coalition will focus on passage of the Child Parent Security Act during the 2019 state legislative session. This critical legislation will modernize New York law to support and protect families that utilize assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization or gestational surrogacy.
“New York is known as a place where every type of family is welcome. Unfortunately, our state’s progressive ideals fall short when it comes to supporting LGBTQ people and so many others who want to become parents,” said The Rev. Stan J. Sloan, CEO of Family Equality Council, which works to advance equality for LGBTQ families. “New York’s outdated laws lag far behind most other states in easing the burden for families who rely on assisted reproductive technology to become parents. Fifty years after Stonewall, it’s time to protect all New York families.”
“We work with so many New Yorkers who, because of the state’s outdated laws, experience real hardship and legal uncertainly in fulfilling their dreams of having a family,” said Risa A. Levine, New York resident and Board Member of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “We are proud to be a part of the campaign to win passage of The Child Parent Security Act, which would modernize New York’s laws and make our state the leader it should be in supporting all families.”
To learn more, go to the Protecting Modern Families Coalition web site.