Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Senate passes repeal of HIV travel ban

PEPFAR has passed the US Senate. It's an issue that the bleeding-heart liberal in me is pleased by, but not nearly like this:

I've lived with this awful sense of insecurity, of fear of leaving the country, of visiting my family (in England), of the lingering sense that my virus rendered me potentially deportable, that any roots I put down might be dug up suddenly one day - for fifteen years. The lifting of this threat - the sense that I now have a home I know will be secure for me and my husband - is indescribable.
Congratulations, Andrew Sullivan, and all those others who benefit by this law. Maybe we really do know hope.

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