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New York State Human Rights Law

The New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of "age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, marital status or disability" in employment, housing, education, credit, and access to public accommodations. The law was originally passed in 1945 as the Law Against Discrimination, and was the first of its kind in the United States. It is enforced by the New York State Division of Human Rights.

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New York State Executive Law Section 101 - Accessibility, Rules and Regulations

An amendment to the existing law to require the removal of the word "handicapped" from new or replaced state signage as well as update and destigmatize the accessibility logo.

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