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British lawmakers defeat proposal to ban HIV+ immigrants from entering UK

Thursday, January 30, 2014

LONDON — An proposal by a group of conservative British lawmakers to ban HIV and Hepatitis B positive immigrants from entering the United Kingdom, was shot down Thursday in the House of Commons.

house-of-parliamentThe amendment, part of a larger comprehensive immigration bill, was defeated before Members of Parliament approved the final version of the legislation.

The proposal, introduced by Conservative MPs Dr. Phillip Lee, Stephen Phillips, Stephen Barclay and Tracey Crouch, had proposed that “persons who apply for immigration permission must demonstrate that they are not carriers of any of the prescribed pathogens listed” which included Hepatitis B and HIV.

Seventeen other Conservative MPs had also signed on supporting the amendment.

Activists had expressed their shock at the proposal, calling it draconian, barbaric, and stigmatizing.

A spokesperson for UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, noted that immigration HIV-related restrictions not only “do not protect the public health” but “violate other human rights” and “can impede effective responses to HIV.”

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23 more reader comments:

  1. That’s awful.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:33pm
  2. The Cuntservatives at it again….

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:34pm
  3. the C***s Serve A Turds sure like to Conserve the turds

    Replied on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
  4. You keep using that word, I don't think you know what it means

    Replied on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:34pm
  5. Lily, and what does it mean?

    Replied on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:14am
  6. That word is a Misogynistic and Sexist word that was created to punish women based on their sexual behaviour. Using that word while trying to tear down homophobes doesnt helps at all. In fact, it really full of hipocrisy. How you want to tear down inequeality when you are oppressing other part of the society? Or do you think it would be ok if a straight person tries to tear down racist people by saying "Faggot"?

    Replied on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 3:55am
  7. OMG……….who comes up with these proposals to begin with?! UNBELIEVABLE……….Good job UK!

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:37pm
  8. Let’s draw up a bill to boot these morons from office! Disgusting!

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:46pm
  9. So sad! Karma has its own way of working…whoever came up with this will get theirs! People are so afraid of what they don’t understand…it even sadder they don’t try to educate themselves and try to understand they find it easier to hate! Very sad world we lie in today people!

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:52pm
  10. We’re not the only country with wacko neocons. Thankfully same as here they are not a majority.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:22pm
  11. Lol cuntservatives. I’m so using that. Bunch a haters.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:44pm
  12. I agree Antonio Dudley What is wrong with ppl!? Do they not have blood pumpin through their hearts?

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:45pm
  13. Then they might as well kick EVERYONE out with a disease. Idiots.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
  14. Good, but we still need to catch the sicko’s going around purposely trying to spread this.

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:13pm
  15. I cant believe this was even a thing!

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:23pm
  16. This isn’t conservative…? Take your blind hate and ignorance somewhere else libtards

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:31pm
  17. Good!

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:47pm
  18. horrible people , probably claim to be Christian which they clearly are NOT! I agree boot them out of office.

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:04am
  19. It is law in both America and Australia. I always wonder if in those countries they bar people with diseases like cancer? Or if an immigrant develops cancer or HIV will they expel them from the country?

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:34am
  20. Meh not a bad idea. Keep it clean, they dont need your nasty spreading through their country

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:53am
  21. You for real,or just plain stupid,people have rights you know,ffffffffffffff

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:19pm
  22. That’s appalling

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:51pm
  23. what are they trying to conserve?

    Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:27pm