Proposed State Law Would Allow Non-Binary Party Candidates


State lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would allow non-binary candidates to run for party positions in New York State and eliminate gender-based barriers requiring folks to run only as a female or male.

The legislation, named the Gender Inclusive Ballot Act, would encompass positions for State Committee, Assembly District Leader, and County Committee. The measure would maintain existing rules intended to establish gender diversity, as it stipulates that the offices should have leaders of different genders rather than opposite sexes.