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.
- BREAKING: Kentucky Clerk Defies Supreme Court, Denies Same-Sex Couples Marriage Licenses
- WATCH: That Other Defiant Kentucky Clerk Named Davis Invokes 'Higher Power'
- Pride at Work Tells HRC: ‘Enough Is Enough’
- Why Are We Gay?
- STUDY: One-Third of Israelis Are Bisexual
- 5 HIV-Positive Men Give Advice to Their Former Selves