Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be undertaking a concerted effort for the approval of a pair of bills that effect the LGBT community in New York, he said Thursday at a news conference in New York City.

One measure would end the so-called “gay panic” defense in criminal cases. Another would legalize gestational surrogacy in the state — a provision opposed by the Catholic Church.

Cuomo indicated he would pressure the Legislature to approve both by the end of session, scheduled to conclude on June 19.

“I am shocked that the New York state Legislature would ever leave Albany without correcting these two objections violations that are repugnant to what we believe and who we are,” he said.

Approval of both measures — along with eight additional items like strengthening rent control and marijuana legalization on the governor’s to-do list — would send a message, he said.

“Today is a different reality,” Cuomo said. “We all worked very hard to get a Democratic Senate so we could get progressive things done.”

Administration counsel Alphonso David said the gestational surrogacy legislation, as proposed, includes requirements that the Department Financial Services, would be required to issue regulations for insurance coverage of the procedure.

The move is intended to benefit both LGBT couples and infertile couples, and New York is one of the last states to not allow it.

The proposal is opposed by the Catholic Church, who worry women paid to carry a child to term could be exploited.

We strongly urge you to examine all facets of this legislation while keeping in mind the best interests of women, children, families and society,” the conference said in a memo of opposition. “We believe this bill, if enacted, will foster grave violations of human rights and human dignity, and will reap many dangerous consequences. We urge you to oppose it.”