The New York Commission on Human Rights recognizes at least 31 more genders that are protected under local anti-discrimination law.
The December 2015 ordinance prevents gender-identity discrimination in employment and housing. Penalties can range from a maximum of $125,000 to $250,000 if the discrimination is willful and prolonged.
The original ordinance defended residents along the lines of gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, and intersex status.
The commission recently provided a list of new terms included under the law. Among the 31 categories are genderqueer, Two Spirit, hijra, androgynous and third sex.