Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order banning state agencies from doing business with companies who discriminate.
"And I will fight as governor every action they take to limit individual rights or roll back our progress, period," Cuomo said.
Cuomo signed the executive order Sunday. The Office of General Services and Division of Human Rights will work over the next few months to determine exactly which companies the state will no longer do business with.
Cuomo is also pursuing legislation to end the use of the "gay panic defense."
That allows defendants to justify murder or assault charges as a reaction to learning the victim's sexual orientation.
The moves come after federal government rolled back some civil rights protections.