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Trump's Muslim Ban Recalls Restrictions on Gay, HIV-Positive People

December 13, 2015

Donald Trump's plan to bar Muslims from entering the United States has been criticized as unconstitutional and inhumane, but it's not unprecedented, as gay and HIV-positive people once faced similar prohibitions.

The United States barred gay people from entering the country by statute until 1990 and HIV-positive people from entering until the HIV travel ban was finally lifted in 2010.

Excerpted with permission from Washington Blade. Read the full article.

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