Federal Judge Says AIDS Groups Don't Have to Oppose Sex Work
July 6, 2011
Good news for AIDS activists and supporters of free speech: Today, a federal judge struck down a provision of the U.S. Leadership Act that requires AIDS organizations receiving federal funds to explicitly oppose sex work.
The decision could have significant impact: All U.S. aid that goes toward fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria worldwide -- including PEPFAR money -- is authorized under the U.S. Leadership Act of 2003.
Read the text below from legal blogger Howard Bashman:
How has this law affected your organization? Email Julie Turkewitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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