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Britain to allow gay men to donate blood as Long as They Abstain from Sex for a DECADE!

April 10, 2011

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British health officials said Sunday that gay men will soon be allowed to donate blood for the first time, reversing a decades-old ban.

Anne Milton, England’s health minister said the policy was being reversed because of concerns that it was discriminatory and could breach equality laws, The Telegraph newspaper reported.

However, there’s a catch:

According to the new policy, gay men who have not had sex with a man for the past 10 years will be allowed to donate. Sexually active gay men, though, will continue to be barred.

So what’s more discriminatory, not allowing gay men to give blood, or requiring gay men to abstain from sex for 10 years to give blood, all the while heterosexual men don’t have to abstain?

I wonder how they’ll handle all those heterosexual married men who’ve been letting gay men put their wankers in his dirt box?  Hmmm.  No risk there!  This whole thing smells of a British version of the State’s Jim Crow laws.

via Britain to allow gay men to donate blood; policy step forward from U.S., others, who ban gay donors.

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