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New York Resolution Recognizing Secular Humanism as a Religion (K 293)

This law was last updated on Sep 19, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice Anti–LGBTQ


New York


K 293




Apr 12, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 7
Total Sponsors: 7


Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ

Full Bill Text

K 293 is a resolution recognizing Secular Humanism as a religion for purposes of the First Amendment Establishment Clause.

The resolution claims:

Secular Humanism consists of a series of unproven faith-based assumptions and naked assertions that are implicitly religious, and the State of New York is prohibited from respecting and endorsing such truth claims through state action.

The resolution goes on to state:

Self-asserted sex-based identity narratives that are questionably real, moral, and decent are implicitly religious in nature and flow out of the religion of Secular Humanism.


The ideas that “sexual orientation is immutable” or that “life does not begin at conception” are an unproven truth claims and naked assertions that are doctrines that are inseparably linked to the religion of Secular Humanism.

By claiming Secular Humanism is tied to abortion and LGBTQ rights—and by recognizing Secular Humanism as a religion under the First Amendment—the resolution hopes to ultimately ban abortion and same-sex marriage, and allow for the discrimination of LGBTQ people.

Related Legislation

Based on model legislation drafted by Chris Sevier, who is known for filing anti-LGBTQ stunt lawsuits.

Latest Action

4/12/19 – Introduced.