LGBTQ Groups Warn Hochul Against Bail Reform Rollbacks

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More than a dozen LGBTQ groups are sending a warning to top officials in state government: Don’t roll back the progress made on bail reform and other related policies.

Statewide LGBTQ advocacy groups, city-based political clubs, attorneys, and others delivered a joint letter on March 25 to Governor Kathy Hochul, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to discourage them from caving in to pressure over bail reform and other changes enacted in recent years.

LGBTQ groups are the latest among a wide range of voices — including youth groups and family members of incarcerated individuals — to speak out following a New York Post report indicating that the governor created a 10-point plan to revisit parts of the reforms related to bail, discovery, and Raise the Age.

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