Justices Eye Law Forcing AIDS Groups To Oppose Sex Work

Law360 (May 5, 2020, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether the First Amendment rights of U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations are infringed by a requirement that foreign affiliates explicitly oppose prostitution and sex trafficking before receiving any federal funding.

The Supreme Court struck down the requirement of a no-prostitution policy for U.S.-based HIV/AIDS groups in 2013, but the litigation soon focused on that requirement for their foreign affiliates. The organizations, which often work closely with sex workers, won an injunction against the requirement in the lower courts, and the government is now appealing to the high court.

According to groups like CARE USA, Pathfinder and others,...

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