TN’s enforcement of ‘aggravated prostitution’ law discriminates against those with HIV, DOJ says

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2023
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The enforcement of a Tennessee law penalizing the crime of “aggravated prostitution” unfairly discriminates against those living with HIV, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday. The DOJ issued a letter saying it found the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office all violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by enforcing the state’s aggravated prostitution statute against people living with HIV. The announcement was also made on World AIDS Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness...

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