Gay Panic Cuomo signs law banning 'gay panic' defense; thousands march at Pride celebration By Associated Press • Jul 1, 2019 Office of the Governor New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that would bar people who attack or kill a gay person in the state from arguing they panicked over their victim's sexuality. With session waning, lawmakers try to forge agreements By Karen DeWitt • May 31, 2019 Matt Ryan/New York Now Legislative leaders have announced an agreement in principle on nine bills that they say will extend and strengthen New York City’s rent laws. It’s part of an effort to get a number of bills passed before adjournment later in June. Listen Listening... / 3:50 WBFO Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports Governor signs executive order against discrimination By Associated Press • Feb 5, 2018 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that bans all New York State agencies and authorities from conducting business with companies that tolerate or promote discrimination.