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Western Queens Assemblymember to Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Sexual Activity of People With STDs
Western Queens Assemblymember to Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Sexual Activity of People With STDs

Dec. 5, 2022 By Christian Murray

A western Queens assemblywoman plans to introduce a bill that would decriminalize the sexual activity of people living with a sexually transmitted disease.

Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas, who represents Jackson Heights and nearby areas, said she will be introducing a bill that aims to repeal the New York State Public Health Law 2307, a 76-year-old law that makes it a misdemeanor for any person with a STD to have intercourse with another. The bill would also expunge any prior convictions should it become law.

The law currently has no exceptions, including for cases when a person discloses that they have an STD or uses protection. The law broadly criminalizes all sexual activity.

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