As you may have heard, in California, knowingly exposing others to HIV is no longer a felony:
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection.
The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.
Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.
“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Wiener said in a statement. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”
So, if HIV is to be treated as a health issue, and as less of a big deal than it has been treated in the past, why is knowingly exposing others to tobacco smoke, such a big deal to progs, more than it ever was in the past?
I suppose it’s because their class don’t smoke, but do engage in HIV-risky practices, and won’t quit…
I remember Andrew Dice Clay riffing, back in the day, on San Francisco’s absurd hedonism on the one hand and Stalinism on the other:
All over the country, stop cigarettes, stop fuckin’ cigarettes. Up in San Francisco, the fag capitol of California, they passed a bill, you can’t even smoke in the street. They say it offends people. But it’s okay if you wanna butt-slam your buddy while waiting for the bus? You smack him in the face with your dick five or six times? Oh, this isn’t offensive. You can smoke a baloney pony, but not a fuckin’ Marlboro?