In what is being described as a "high-profile event" tomorrow, Governor Paterson will sign an executive order extending legal protections to transgender employees of New York State. (The order applies only to state employees under the executive branch—not to the private sector.) Sources tell City Room that the executive order will include transgender people in antidiscrimination policies that already govern state agencies, and will offer the broadest protections ever extended to transgender public employees in New York. Dru Levasseur, Lambda Legal transgender rights attorney, says, "This will bring New York up to par with other states that are taking the lead on workplace fairness."