Condoms at Every New York Hotel? Pols Have It Covered
February 21, 2003
If two Brooklyn Democratic state senators get their way, condoms may soon join Bibles as a regular feature in thousands of New York hotels, motels and inns. The proposal by Velmanette Montgomery and Carl Andrews, known as Senate Bill 1634, was quietly introduced into legislation earlier this month as a way to fight AIDS and other STDs. It requires all hotels to "... sell or offer for sale to registered guests ... devices designed to prevent conception or venereal infection during sexual intercourse." Abraham Puchall, manager of the Herald Square Hotel on 31st Street, said, "In today's day and age people bring their own. And if they don't, you're assuming they want one and people are going to be insulted." A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R-Rensselaer) noted that other alternatives to raising public awareness about AIDS might be preferable.Adapted from:
New York Post
02.20.03; Fredric U. Dicker
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.