COLUMN: HIV Is Not a PR Stunt for Marriage Equality

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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June 26, 2013
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It's an exciting time for LGBT advocates and activists organizing for marriage equality. With a president in office who has stated support for extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples and a cascade of states legalizing same-sex marriage, it seems a likely conclusion that decades of work and millions of dollars spent on campaigns will someday make it possible for anyone in the U.S. to get married regardless of sexual orientation.

There are myriad stated reasons that advocates push for marriage equality, ranging from hospital visitation rights to immigration benefits for binational couples. Recently, however, in a HuffPost blog post, Neil Giuliano, executive director of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, came up with a rather creative reason to urge the Supreme Court to rule on the side of marriage equality.