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.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.