Mike Rogers

So let me understand this...

Filed By Mike Rogers | June 30, 2008 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Bill Clinton, David Vitter, Donna Shalala, HIV travel ban, HIV/AIDS, Marriage Protection Amendment, Vitter

...the guy who uses a prostitute and puts his wife at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease thinks we should discriminate against people with HIV?

Is David Vitter trying to go further to the right or what? First, he decides with his cheating friend Larry Craig to large_wendy-732265.JPGco-sponsor the Marriage Protection Amendment and now he is the sole Senator blocking the lifting of the HIV travel ban.

Check out Think Progress on Vitter's move for visitors to the United States. International LGBT gatherings create a sea of paperwork to be granted an exception for visitors. What a mess. Just a dozen countries world wide prohibit those with HIV from entering. They include Lybia, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

Interestingly, the ban on travel for HIV+ people was codified into law and signed by President Bill Clinton. At the time, his Secretary of Health and Human Services was Donna Shalala, herself a closeted lesbian.

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Is there evidence that David Vitter had or requested unprotected sex with a sex worker? I don't follow American politics enough to know for sure, so forgive me if this is my own kneejerk reaction, but I'm concerned about possible assumptions about sex work(ers) in your opening line.

The late DC madame had Vitter's name and contact data on her company computer.

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | July 1, 2008 6:16 AM

Has he no sense of shame, no sense of decency?

I guess not.

No details about that out, nine. So, yeah, I don't really see the HIV/prostitution connection either, although the HIV ban is just a bad law, so he shouldn't be supporting it.