Danny believes that the rights and protections in our country and state constitutions should be equally accessible to everyone.
In order to make sure New York is a fair state for all people, Danny championed the Marriage Equality Act five times before it became law in 2011. Marriage Equality in New York was a watershed moment for the rest of the country and the world.
Danny believes that the government has an obligation to be transparent to the public that it serves.
In order to make sure New York is a transparent state, Danny has called on the legislature to expand the Freedom of Information Law in New York so that the public can obtain the personnel records of police officers and corrections officers. He has also advocated for a full time state legislature that limits outside income.
Dignity for All
Danny believes in not only the equal treatment of all people, but also the dignified treatment of all people.
In order to make sure New York is a state that treats all people with dignity, Danny pioneered New York's anti-bullying law- the Dignity for All Students Act. The law is New York's first anti-bullying law- protecting students in school and online- and was the first time the rights of transgender individuals was written into New York State law.