Great news, everyone: America is now .0000000001% less insane and bigoted! Barack Obama signed a final administrative repeal today of the Jesse Helms-authored travel and immigration ban on persons with HIV/AIDS. It only took 22 years for our government to realize that the HIV virus is not the very contagious “gay flu.”
You can thank George W. Bush (R) and John Kerry (D) and ex-Sen. Gordon Brown (R) (R-D-R!) for passing this repeal last year (it took them another year to rewrite the rules, officially, or something), which faced no real opposition from anyone except David Vitter, the member of Congress most likely to have secret AIDS.