A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests
It’s World AIDS Day although if you were watching the Prime Minsiter’s Questions earlier you could be forgiven from not knowing as there was a distinct lack of red ribbons on the government front and back benches (lots on the Labour benches). All the usual mantras are everywhere and a little bit later I’ll post a second ‘podcast’ of my thought on World AIDS Day and barebacking.
In the meantime, Edwin J Bernard reminds us on his blog of the over-zealous nature of the criminal law in other parts of the world – particularly Canada. He writes:
‘A judge in Quebec has remanded a 32 year-old gay man in custody after the Crown prosecutor branded him a “danger to the public” following allegations that he did not disclose that he was HIV-positive with men he met for sex on the Internet using the pseudonym bbackbottom31.’
On a day of preaching, lets also pause and realise how the law is translating that preaching in parts of the world – it is criminalising people like this latest 32 year old. Read the full blogpost here.