“I am incredibly proud of the work Sen. Tim Kennedy has done on behalf of the civil rights movement in the State Senate,” said Bryan Ball, president of SDWNY. “Tim Kennedy has made the LGBTQ and allied community of WNY so proud, and delivered on each promise to support full equality—and beyond. Whether it is his part in history as a vote in favor of Marriage Equality, his leadership on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act or the issue of bullying, Sen. Kennedy will, with his reelection, go on to do even more good for social justice in our state.”
Upon his election, Tim Kennedy quickly signed on to co-sponsor the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, and has been a model advocate for gender identity and expression rights in NYS. His vote last year to help pass the Marriage Equality Act—and allow LGBTQ families in NYS the equal rights and protections of the state in a civil marriage—will go down in history as a courageous act, which helped New York be at the forefront of the national movement toward full marriage equality. Stonewall Democrats are proud to support Sen. Tim Kennedy for reelection.