10.31.2009

President Obama Lifts Abhorrent HIV Travel Ban

Reversing 20 years of banned entry into the U.S. for those infected with the HIV virus, President Obama signs order lifting the ban just before signing a bill to extend the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program at the White House yesterday.

"If we want to be a global leader in combating HIV/AIDS, we need to act like it," he said. Lifting the ban "is a step that will save lives," as more people will get tested and treated.

From MSNBC:

White House ends HIV travel ban


As DKos' Yalin point out, there's a lot more to be done, like repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT):

Gallup Poll on DADT Repeal

Take a look at these numbers:

SUPPORT:

69%: National Adults
58%: Conservatives
77%: Moderates
83%: Liberals
58%: Republicans
67%: Independents
82%: Democrats
60%: Attend Church weekly
70%: Attend Church nearly weekly/monthly

76%: Attend Church seldom/never

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