April 1, 2022 – A lawsuit filed against the operators of the Broome County jail by a transgender woman underscores the need for a new law expressly spelling out how transgender New Yorkers should be treated when incarcerated, according to attorneys for the plaintiff. New York Civil Liberties Union supervising attorney Bobby Hodgson and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund staff attorney Shayna Medley explain the lawsuit and the legislation they’re pushing.