Chinese city passes AIDS rights law
BY Advocate.com Editors
October 30 2002 1:00 AM ET
The Chinese city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province has passed the country's first law to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS, Agence France-Press reports. People with HIV/AIDS and their families are guaranteed equal employment, education, and health care rights under the new law. Employers also will be denied access to AIDS patients' medical records. It's unclear whether other cities in the Communist country will follow Suzhou's lead. There was no comment from party leaders in Beijing.
- Why Can't We Talk About Homophobia in the Black Community?
- Vatican Official Calls Irish Marriage Vote 'Defeat for Humanity'
- San Diego Mourns Third Trans Teen to Die by Suicide
- PHOTOS: International Mr. Leather Weekend
- WATCH: Out Musician Mika Shares Video for 'Good Guys,' a Bittersweet Homage to Gay Men
- The Cities LGBTs Love And the Ones We Shun