Voting Rights and HIV/AIDS

By Catherine Hanssens and Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Cross-posted from

HIV/AIDS and Voting

The Center for HIV Law and Policy argues for social and political inclusion.

While the Supreme Court dismantled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and struck a blow for marriage equality, it also diluted affirmative action (Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin), and gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder). As DOMA’s demise is celebrated, many LGBT and HIV-affected people of color are reeling from the Supreme Court’s latest imprimatur of racial exclusion.  Continue reading