WEB Notes: These people have not lost some of their marbles, they lost all of them and the jar too.
On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown revealed that California treats misuse of transgender pronouns more seriously than intentionally inflicting an individual with HIV by signing into law a bill that reduces the penalty of knowingly exposing partners to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.
“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) told the Los Angeles Times. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”
SB 239 has reduced from felonies to misdemeanors the intentional transmission of the HIV virus and intentional donation of AIDS-infected blood. The law now imposes a possible punishment of up to six months imprisonment in a county jail for intentionally infecting someone with HIV.