A new bill has officially been signed into legislation which now officially bans the selling or displaying of all hate symbols within the state of New York!
The new signed law by Governor Andrew Cuomo will go into effect on Tuesday December 22nd, reports CNN.
Sources have confirmed that bill directly prohibits, selling or displaying of symbols of hate or any similar image, or tangible person property, inscribed with such an image.”
This also includes, “ the term ‘ symbols of hate include, but not to be limited to, symbols of White supremacy, neo-Nazi ideology or the battle flag of the confederacy.”
Gov. Cumo states that approval the bill is to ban tolerance of hateful attitudes.
“The horrific rash of anti-Semitic, anti-African American, anti-Hispanic and anti-LGBTQ behavior spreading across the United States is repugnant to our values as New Yorkers and Americans, and a new generation now bears witness to a rising tide of discrimination, hatred and violence that threatens generations of progress.”
His statement continues, “By limiting the display and sale of the confederate flag, Nazi swastika and other symbols of hatred from being displayed or sold on state property, including the state fairgrounds, this bill will help safeguard New Yorkers from the fear-instilling effects of these abhorrent symbols.”