STATEMENT: We Will Continue to Push for Albany To Pass Surrogacy Legislation this Legislative Session; Reform Cannot Wait Another Year

NEW YORK, NY — Speaking in response to news that the Child-Parent Security Act was not included in the New York state budget, The Rev, Stan J. Sloan, CEO of Family Equality Council, issued the following statement on behalf of the Protecting Modern Families Coalition:

“While we are disappointed that the Child-Parent Security Act was not approved as part of the budget, we are optimistic about the momentum that is building to protect all families in New York State. We are thankful to Governor Cuomo for his leadership and strong support, and we look forward to working with our legislative sponsors, Senator Hoylman and Assemblymember Paulin, to pass this important legislation during this year’s session. Fifty years after Stonewall, it’s time to protect all New York families.”

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

Family Equality Council leads the Protecting Modern Families Coalition, which 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, including the Academy for Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Auburn Theological Seminary, Equality New York, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of New York City, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, Union Theological Seminary, Men Having Babies, and National Council of Jewish Women. To learn more, visit

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Media Contact:

Ed Harris, Chief Communications Officer, Family Equality Council
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