Although neither Congress nor the president has ever directed or authorized the criminal prosecution of HIV-positive service members in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard continue to administratively discriminate and criminally prosecute servicemen and -women living with HIV.
A “We the People” petition is asking President Obama to sign an executive order banning and reviewing all new and previous HIV-related prosecutions within the Department of Defense.
If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its creation, the White House will review it and respond.
Click here to sign the petition and help end discrimination against those living and serving with HIV. And to learn more about some of the consequences of HIV criminalization in the military, click here.