A Chance to Repeal a ‘Walking While Trans’ Ban (The Appeal)
The Appeal, February 5, 2020
A CHANCE TO REPEAL A ‘WALKING WHILE TRANS’ BAN
This history is recounted in a new report from the New York City Bar Association that was publish Monday. With the report, the organization, which has a membership of over 24,000 lawyers, announced its support for a bill that would repeal the statute, Penal Law Section 240.37. Although the number of arrests under the law are a very small fraction of what they were in the 1970s, the statute continues to be part of a larger pattern of criminalization and marginalization.