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New York State Weighs Ban on Male Governors

By Andy Borowitz

August 4, 2021


Source photographs (left to right) by Adam Jeffery / CNBC / Getty; Shannon Stapleton-Pool / Getty
Source photographs (left to right) by Adam Jeffery / CNBC / Getty; Shannon Stapleton-Pool / Getty

ALBANY (The Borowitz Report)—Legislators in New York State are considering a bill that, if enacted into law, would ban males from serving as governor.


The bill, which its sponsors are calling Eliot and Andrew’s Law, would bar males from the state’s top job for the next fifty years.


“If, at the end of fifty years, we have reason to believe that a male governor could behave in an appropriate manner, then the law would expire,” State Senator Carol Foyler, one of the bill’s sponsors, said. “If, however, it’s determined that New York could not tolerate a male governor at that time, there is a provision to extend the law for an additional fifty years.”


Foyler called the fifty-year moratorium on male governors in New York “long overdue.”


“It’s time to stop the madness,” she said.




Andy Borowitz is a Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes The Borowitz Report, a satirical column on the news.

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