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

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    But, but... the LBGT gang only wants to be accepted. Nothing to do with showing stuff down on people or being unreasonable. Hmmmm.
     
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    can we mark which state the blood bags come from now? I find it odd that one of the justifications is that modern medicine can fight HIV now, because health Care is doing so great in the US. :confused:
     
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    I wonder if this was made known to the public before the vote. Or was this law pushed through quietly
     
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    "Healthcare" in the US is very good. "Health insurance" on the other hand not so much for many people.

    CA continues to be the last state I would ever move to. Why do people live there?
     
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    Well for one, the weather is amazing...

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    That's just monumentally insane but hardly surprising coming from California. We could argue about the size and scope of government and it'd be a legitimate debate but I don't think anyone argues that government doesn't have an obligation to protect the citizens.
     
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    What an utterly absurd piece of legislation!!!

    Let’s not falsely assume only gay people contract and pass on HIV please. We are no longer living in 1983.
    I wouldn’t generalise. I very much doubt a great many libs would support such a moronic u-turn in the law. Supporting a scheme that allows people to knowingly give somebody a potentially irreversible condition is not very liberal.
     
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    Oh no, this is California, it's all on the liberals.
     
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    How very illiberal of them in that case. It wouldn’t pass anywhere else.
     
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    Maybe NY or Chicago, but California is really out there. If it doesn't get buried by the Media it will be interesting to hear from the big wigs representing California. I mean this is teeing one up for the other side to beat your entire party over the head with.
     
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    I have to wonder: is the source of everyone's ire that it's transmission of HIV (which BTW appears to be less communicable than it used to be, even during sexual contact) that is being partially decrimininalized (and is also the only communicable disease that knowingly transmitting is charged as a felony)? What about tuberculosis? Psoriasis? Crabs? Are we going to start dealing out the death penalty for those?
     
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    HIV is a death sentence if not treated. It's also a disease that is primary transferrable through intercourse as opposed to breathing or contacting someone which is avoidable if the person you are having intercourse isn't a total *******.

    If Cali wants to desensitize HIV and spread it around their state though, have at it.
     
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    Yes because HIV is just like Psoriasis. :rolleyes:
     
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    I wouldn’t compare HIV to Psoriasis.
    You fail to see that the issue is not transmitting HIV, but willfully transmitting HIV. That is, there is mens rea with the intent and result of damaging someone else.
    I am pretty sure that you will end up in trouble if you have tubercolosis and show up in a daycare with the intent of transmitting it to kids.

    I am sorry but this piece of legislation is as absurd as it can get.
     
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