Discriminating against heterosexual people?
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2011/08/21
“An appellate court has ruled that Florida’s HIV disclosure law can only be used to charge heterosexuals.
The court ruled that the law did not apply in the case of a woman accused of having sex with another woman who failed to disclose her HIV-positive status . . . . the judges found that because the law referenced ‘sexual intercourse’ that it could only be applied to heterosexual activity since it is only defined as ‘the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ.’
[Reminds one of “I did NOT have sex with that woman!”]
. . . the ruling has already had an impact on a case in Treasure Island. There, a state attorney threw out a case against a gay man charged with failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to his partner of four years.”
As Jon Stewart of The Daily Show is increasingly wont to complain, reality is making life more and more difficult for people who want to satirize it.