Equality California
2009 Legislation

Blood Donor Nondiscrimination

Bill Number: AJR 13

This resolution would urge repeal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s outdated and discriminatory rule prohibiting healthy gay and bisexual men from donating blood.


Status: Fully passed. Introduced on April 2, 2009, referred to the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Approved by the full Assembly on September 8, 2009, with a 41-28 vote. Passed the Senate Health Committee on June 9, 2010, with a vote of 5-0, and by the full Senate on August 25, 2010, in a 22-8 vote. Resolution adopted by the Legislature.



Author: Assembly Member Tom Ammiano




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