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New York Gov Kathy Hochul signs bill to require utilities to use customers' preferred name and pronouns

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a bill that will require utility corporations, municipalities, water-works corporations, and telephone service providers to utilize each customer's desired name and pronouns in communications, a move that comes as the left continues to press for societal acceptance and accommodation of radical gender ideologies.

"Legislation S.5325/A.6193 gives utility customers the right to be addressed and acknowledged by their preferred name and pronouns by requiring utility corporations, municipalities, water-works corporations, and telephone service providers to allow customers to use their preferred name and pronouns," according to a press release.

"Nearly 80,000 New Yorkers identify as transgender. This #TransAwarenessWeek, I'm proud to sign the Affirming Gender Identity in Utilities Act — common-sense legislation that gives New Yorkers the right to be addressed and acknowledged by their chosen names and correct pronouns," Hochul tweeted.

One person who responded the tweet wrote, "We're drowning in this economy. What are you doing about that?"

"This is what you're concentrating on with all the issues in this state. Unreal how out of touch you are," another person declared.

Debate over the transgender movement continues to rage in the U.S., including over issues such as school bathrooms and sports, with many Americans rejecting the notion that biological boys should have the option to utilize female restrooms and compete athletically against girls.

Hochul made history earlier this year when she was sworn in as the Empire State's first female governor. She stepped into the governorship after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned.

Following the release of a report that concluded he had sexually harassed multiple women, Cuomo faced intense pressure to step down, including from members of his own party. Cuomo said he "never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."

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