The New York City Council's Committees on Civil Rights and Immigration held a joint hearing on June 18, 2013, on Proposed Resolution No. 710-A, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, which would prohibit possession of a condom from being used as evidence of prostitution and certain other offenses. At the hearing, The Center for HIV Law & Policy testified about the harmful trend towards confiscation and criminalization of condoms.
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.