California Legalizes intentional HIV Spreading

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California 

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.

The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.

Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-downgrades-from-felony-to-1507331544-htmlstory.html

Rep. Barbara Lee

With Gov Brown’s signature today, CA’s HIV decriminalization bill becomes law – affirming once & for all that HIVIsNotACrime! Progress.

 

h/t Smith & Wesson

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