Much to the dismay of the religious right wing and “political conservatives” the failed abstinence only policy has been trashed and condoms are once again being distributed by city health.
Unable to ignore the increasing human suffrage the Dallas City council voted to change its policies to one that protects the most vulnerable.
Pegasus News reports
“The condom ban was enacted prior to the introduction of life-extending antiretroviral medications for people with HIV/AIDS, and one LGBT health advocate compared the policy at the time to “ethnic cleansing.”
“But the Republican commissioners who enacted the ban said the health department’s practice of distributing condoms and needle sterilization kits, which began in the mid-1980s, encouraged illegal and immoral behavior. It would be eight years after the condom ban before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Texas anti-sodomy law.”
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