California Governor Jerry Brown has to be the worst leader in America after making this decision to remove “felony charges” from those who transmit HIV knowingly.
How can Brown live with himself for making such a decision like this? It’s unthinkable and disgusting. “Knowingly” is the key word here and what makes this insane, this includes giving blood. I have great compassion for those that have HIV, but how is this even good for the gay community?
Source: LA Times
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.
“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Wiener said in a statement. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”
Supporters of the change said the current law requires an intent to transmit HIV to justify a felony, but others noted cases have been prosecuted where there was no physical contact, so there was an argument intent was lacking.
Brown declined to comment on his action.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that reduces the penalty for intentionally exposing someone to HIV. https://t.co/DzXuge4ZC0
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) October 7, 2017
I've long considered Gov Jerry Brown to be insane; I now have absolute proof.https://t.co/AGrue63g2t
— John Barnwell (@JohnBarnwell888) October 8, 2017
Let’s see if I understand it correctly. So “you” (the infected) knowingly give someone a medical condition that will last them for life (for how long that may be), leaving them to deal with huge medical bills, depression, loss of trust in future relationships with family and friends. Add on the wondering when the drugs to combat this condition will begin to fail them, along with having to tell their future relationships they are now HIV positive, and Brown wants to make this a misdemeanor.
You can’t feel too great about this right?
We can all take a lesson from California. Do the opposite and your state will be a much better place to live.
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