Today the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bureau of Administration (TBI) for their maintenance and administration of the aggravated prostitution offense and its associated sex offender registry (SOR) requirement.
Adam Rhodes interviewed CHLP Executive Director S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal and Staff Attorney Kae Greenberg for this article in The Appeal about how the recent DOJ findings in Tennessee not only put other states with similar HIV criminal laws on notice but writ large provide a pathway to use the power of the ADA to fight ableism.
In response to a complaint filed by CHLP, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found today that the enforcement of Tennessee’s aggravated prostitution statute against people living with HIV violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
On Tuesday, October 24, the ACLU, the ACLU Foundation of Tennessee, and the Transgender Law Center filed a historic complaint in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on behalf of OutMemphis and four anonymous individual women. The lawsuit, OutMemphis v. Lee, is a challenge to Tennessee's aggravated prostitution statute as a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the U.S. Constitution.
Brooklyn Town Hall event on the topic of HIV criminalization features a wide-ranging discussion that touched on everything from Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U), Public Health Law 2307 and sex education in New York City, consensual sex work, and much more.