New York state’s Assembly has banned taxation of tampons and other feminine hygiene products, CBS2 New York reported.
The legislation is the result of a class action lawsuit citing the “double standard that applies the sales tax to menstrual products used by women while exempting items typically used by men, such as Rogaine and condoms,” Reuters explained earlier this month.
The legislation now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is should pass, according to the New York Daily News,.
Earlier this week the New York City Council announced that select city public schools will offer free feminine hygiene products to students as a part of a pilot program that could go citywide.
Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely: @off_Yellow.