California To Have Harsher Penalty For Pronoun Violations Than For Knowingly Spreading HIV

Beginning in 2018, California law will have harsher penalties for health care workers who address a senior transgender patient with the “wrong” pronouns than for people who knowingly infect others with HIV. California Gov. Jerry Brownsigned legislation on Friday lowering the maximum penalty for knowingly infecting or exposing a person to HIV to six months in prison – down from a maximum…

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