September 10, 2010
Canadian Court Upholds Gay Blood Ban
A Canadian court ordered Kyle Freeman of Toronto to pay $10,000 to Canadian Blood Services (CBS) for lying about his sexual history on a questionnaire to donate blood, The Globe and Mail reports. The ruling upholds the agency’s restriction on blood donations from men who have had sex with another man since 1977. Freeman sued CBS based on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but the judge said CBS does not take day-to-day direction from the government so the agency is outside the Charter’s jurisdiction.
To read the Globe and Mail article, click here.
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