[Ed. – Good thing the term hate symbol is not purely arbitrary and that one person’s hate symbol might be another’s harmless relic.]
Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed bill S8298B into law, which prohibits the State of New York from selling or displaying “symbols of hate.”
The law prohibits the displaying or sale of the ‘symbol’ on and any state property, including fairgrounds and parks.
No further guidelines were written into the bill–nor did it lay out who would determine what symbols would be deemed hateful.
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester), who sponsored the bill, issued the following statement:
“Symbols of hate have no place in our society, let alone on State property. With the signing of my bill, we are drawing a clear line in the sand.