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Promoting Strong Families

Marriage is the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and each child should–
whenever wise and possible–be raised in a stable family unit by his or her own mother and father.

Counselor Coercion Bill Passes Assembly For Fourth Time

By Albany Update | Apr 3, 2017

The Counselor Coercion Bill, which would ban mental health professionals from helping minor clients to overcome same-sex (homosexual) attraction, has passed the New York State Assembly for the fourth consecutive year. On March 28, the Assembly passed the bill by a lopsided vote of 121-24. One hundred three (103) Democrats and 18 Republicans voted in…

Internet Porn May Be Subject Of State Study

By Albany Update | Mar 15, 2017

Internet pornography is a growing problem, both in American culture and in the American church. A 2014 poll by the Barna Group showed that “64 percent of Christian men and 15 percent of Christian women admitted to viewing pornography at least once a month, compared to 65 percent of men and 30 percent of women…

Cuomo: Raise The Marital Age

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will introduce legislation to ban child marriages in the State of New York. On February 28, 2017, the New York Daily News reported that the Governor would “‘aggressively’ push legislation that would raise the age of consent to marry to 18.” Existing New York law allows 16- and…

Special Needs

Special Needs Adoption Bill Introduced

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

Last year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms advocated for the passage of the Special Needs Adoption Tax Deduction Bill. This legislation would have allowed the adoptive parents of a special needs child to deduct $10,000 from their gross income for tax purposes. Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In his veto message,…

President Trump Rescinds Obama School Bathroom Edict

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

President Barack Obama’s May 2016 transgender school bathroom edict has been relegated to the dustbin of history where it belongs. On Wednesday, February 22, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced that the transgender edict had been rescinded. Spicer added that the edict “was confusing and hard to implement,” and added, “‘The president has made…

Sessions Takes Important Step Toward Restoring Gender Sanity

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Last year, the Obama Administration rocked the nation when the Education Department and the Justice Department issued a “guidance” document relating to transgender issues. In that document, the federal government made a thinly-veiled attempt to strong-arm public schools across the United States into allowing students confused about their gender identities to use opposite-sex facilities in…

North Carolina Bathroom Law Still The Law Of The Land

By NYCF | Dec 26, 2016

Last week, conservatives won a major victory in North Carolina’s ongoing bathroom battle.   In March of this year, the State of North Carolina passed House Bill Two, an innovative law that created statewide protections against opposite-sex bathroom use in schools and places of public accommodation. The law was passed in reaction to an ordinance…

Bringing Back The Family

By NYCF | Dec 20, 2016

In a recent article entitled “The American Dream Is Dying,” Christian columnist David French notes several troubling trends in American society. Recent statistics show that American life expectancy has decreased, that many younger Americans are unlikely to be more prosperous than their parents were, and that there is an uptick in heroin-related deaths. In French’s…

Canadian Law Sends Confusing Message Concerning Family

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

In 2017, children and young people grow up within varied family structures. As Western societies move away from faith in God and embrace the norms (or lack thereof) of the Sexual Revolution, divorce, cohabitation by unmarried couples, single parenting, and same-sex parenting have become relatively commonplace. In Ontario, Canada, a misleadingly named new law called…

Gov. McCrory Attacked For Speaking Truth About Gender

By NYCF | Oct 17, 2016

After signing H.B. 2 (North Carolina’s common-sense bathroom law) earlier this year, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) is in the political fight of his life. Gov. McCrory is running for re-election this fall, and he is under attack from his opponent—Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper—and from national groups because he believes that men do…

Buffalo School Board Adopts Transgender Policy

By NYCF | Oct 12, 2016

The Obama Administration’s effort to impose “transgender” ideology upon public schools is unfortunately working. The Board of Education of the Buffalo City School District is the latest school board to embrace gender confusion within the context of school restrooms and locker rooms. Last week, the Board of Education voted 8-1 to implement a new policy…

NYC Case Reveals Problems With New Definition of Parent

By NYCF | Oct 12, 2016

Albany Update recently reported on a case in which the judges of the New York Court of Appeals took it upon themselves to redefine parenthood. In Brooke B. v Elizabeth C., the Court held that an adult without a biological or adoptive relationship with a child may still seek custody and visitation rights if clear…

New Cuomo Reg Promotes Transgender Agenda

By NYCF | Oct 9, 2016

Since he entered office in 2011, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made LGBT causes a major priority. During his first year in office, the Governor pushed a same-sex “marriage” bill through the Legislature and signed it into law. Over the past year, the Governor has taken executive actions to push transgenderism, to disfavor change therapy for…

NYFRF Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Bathroom Bullying

By NYCF | Oct 4, 2016

As Albany Update has previously reported, Gloucester County Schl. Bd. v. G.G.—the case in which a “transgender” Virginia student sued her school district for not allowing her to use opposite-sex restroom and locker room facilities—may be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. While the Court has not yet decided whether to hear the…

Students Face New Threats to Privacy

By NYCF | Sep 13, 2016

When children return to school in September, typical parents may be concerned about how things will go. Will their child’s teacher be effective? Will their child learn what he is expected to learn? Get along with his classmates? This year, parents have a new concern: Will there be opposite-sex students in my child’s locker room?

NY Court of Appeals Redefines Parenthood

By NYCF | Sep 6, 2016

Apparently, the New York Court of Appeals was not satisfied that our state government redefined the institution of civil marriage in 2011.