We believe the legislature should affirm that marriage is a contract between a man and a woman and call for repeal of legislation that redefined marriage and reject government recognition of non-traditional marriages that take place within or outside of New York State. We do not support legislation that seeks to expand the Human Rights Law to include “transgender” as a protected class. We reject surrogacy contract legislation because it commercializes children and devalues the role of a mother in a child’s life.