State Dept. Lifts Undiplomatic HIV Ban

The State Department made a major policy shift last week. The governmental arm previously prohibited HIV positive persons from becoming American diplomats. In an effort to spur change, disqualified contender Lorenzo Taylor filed a lawsuit back in 2003. Now, two weeks before the case hits the courts, the Department decided to open its doors. While we certainly welcome this news, our recent encounter with gay State Department employee Aaron Jensen taught us there’s more work to be done. [AP]