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

State of the State Address Proposes Legalizing Surrogacy

New York, NY – 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, otherwise known as the Child-Parent Security Act. This legislation will modernize New York law to support and protect families that utilize assisted reproductive technology, such as in vitro fertilization or gestational surrogacy, to have a family.

“We’re thrilled that Governor Cuomo has recognized the importance of making it easier for all New York families who rely on assisted reproductive technology to become parents by lifting an antiquated ban on surrogacy agreements. This is a tremendous step forward by the Governor to ensure our State’s progressive values are prioritized,” said The Rev. Stan J. Sloan, CEO of Family Equality Council, which works to advance equality for LGBTQ families. “We look forward to working with him to ensure swift passage by the state legislature, along with our tremendous bill sponsors Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.”


About Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Family Equality Council believes every LGBTQ person should have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live. Learn more at

About the Protecting Modern Families Coalition

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

Media Contacts:

Ed Harris, Chief Communications Officer, Family Equality Council
646-880-3005 x117  /

Maggie McKeon, Bluejacket Strategies
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