Revenge shall be mine! And sadly, I’m only partially kidding …
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, California “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.”
Available for review here, the bill also reportedly covers those HIV-affected jackasses who knowingly donate HIV-positive blood to a blood bank. Wonderful.
“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” state Sen. Scott Wiener, one of the two Democrat dingbats who authored this outrageous bill, said in its defense. “HIV should be treated like all other serious infectious diseases, and that’s what SB 239 does.”
Yes, of course, because me accidentally sneezing on someone (ahh-choo) and exposing them to my cold virus is totally equivalent to me giving them HIV.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 7, 2017
According to the Times, Wiener and co-author Assemblyman Todd Gloria also cited modern medicine’s ability to allow “those with HIV to live longer lives” and nearly eliminate “the possibility of transmission” as excuses for their bill.
OK, if modern medicine has practically eliminated “the possibility of transmission,” what does it say about the jackass who nevertheless transmits HIV to someone else? It says to me he or she is a conniving criminal essentially equivalent to Dr. Evil — and thus someone who deserves to rot in prison for a couple years, if not decades.
Dovetailing back to my headline, my half-ass point was that if I were able to convince my California-based ex-girlfriends (I got two of ’em) to partake in a post-break-up booty call — it could reasonably happen — I could totally give them HIV and only face six months in jail max for it.
Of course, first I’d need to find someone willing to give me HIV for money, but that wouldn’t be too hard to do given that it’s now practically legal for idiots in California to infect one another with HIV.
H/T The Daily Wire