Via The Associated Press: Gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships will no longer be forced to abstain from sex to donate blood under federal guidelines to be proposed in coming days, ending a vestige of the earliest days of the AIDS crisis. The planned relaxation of restrictions by the Food and Drug Administration follows years of pressure by blood banks, the American Medical Association and LGBT rights organizations to abandon rules some experts say are outdated, homophobic and ineffective at keeping the nation’s blood supply safe.
The Red Cross samples all of its blood and perfoms various tests including test for AIDS and have been doing so for decades.
Gay men have been unfairly stigmatized for years.
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Being raised catholic. The story of Adam and eve . Taught me their will be many temptations in life . Eve was warned. But God gave her also the freedom of choice against temptation. As we see she choose temptation and was exiled from Eden. All the pope is saying is true. It’s the choice you have that might save you