Press Releases and Updates

March 6, 2019

Parents, Surrogates, Elected Officials, Advocates Call on Legislature to Pass Child-Parent Security Act

The Protecting Modern Families Coalition, led by Family Equality Council, today joined together with elected officials, parents, surrogates, and advocates in Albany for a lobby day to call on the New York State Legislature to pass the Child-Parent Security Act this legislative session. This critical legislation will modernize state law to support and protect New Yorkers that utilize assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization or gestational surrogacy, to form their families.

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February 27, 2019

STATEMENT: Child-Parent Security Act Passes NY Assembly Judiciary Committee

Today the Child-Parent Security Act passed the New York Assembly Judiciary Committee with a 13-3 vote. Speaking on behalf of the Protecting Modern Families Coalition, Family Equality Council CEO The Rev. Stan J. Sloan issued the following statement:

“Thank you to Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Chairman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and the Assembly Judiciary Committee for making the Child-Parent Security Act a priority this session by approving the legislation in today’s meeting. With Governor Cuomo’s support and the support of so many legislators, the Child-Parent Security Act is on its way to further solidifying New York as one of the most progressive states in the nation by allowing more New Yorkers the opportunity to build and protect their family.”

The Protecting Modern Families Coalition advocates for New York families who rely on advances in medical assistance to have children. The coalition is made up of leading LGTBQ, infertility, faith, and women’s organizations dedicated to passing the Child-Parent Security Act during the 2019 legislative session.

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February 20, 2019

Surrogates who carried children for New York families write to Governor Cuomo and legislators in support of Child-Parent Security Act.

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January 15, 2019

Statement from Protecting Modern Families Coalition on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address

The Protecting Modern Families Coalition today issued a statement on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State proposal that would lift the ban on surrogacy agreements in New York State.


January 3, 2019

Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign to Protect Modern Families

New York, NY – Family Equality Council today announced the launch of a campaign to advocate for policies in New York State that support families who rely on advances in medical assistance to have children. The Protecting Modern Families Coalition will focus on passage of the Child Parent Security Act during the 2019 state legislative session. This critical legislation will modernize New York law to support and protect families that utilize assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization or gestational surrogacy.