gay blood ban

News: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban

The Advocate: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban Excerpt: The modification of what the FDA called an “indefinite deferral,” or ban, for all MSM stopped short of what other countries have done in lifting what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “medically and scientifically unwarranted” policy. Commentary: Unfortunately, this was not a surprise from […]

Young Conservatives Freedom to Marry

The Culture War Continues

This week, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on the legality of gay marriage in this country. But not if Iowa Representative Steve King has anything to say about it. Last week King introduced a bill to bar federal courts from hearing any cases related to the definition of marriage. The Huffington Post […]

Richard Dedor Statement

Statement: HJR 4 is a Step Backwards for Iowa

FEBRUARY 9, 2015, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Political activist and author of the recently released, “Renewing America’s Promise,” Richard Dedor has released the following statement regarding Iowa House Joint Resolution 4: “After nearly six years and hundreds of marriages between loving and committed couples, House Joint Resolution 4 represents the worst of Iowa. It […]

Iowa Windmills

Gay Marriage Debate Continues in Iowa

Despite a Supreme Court ruling back on April 3, 2009, a bill was introduced in the Iowa House, HJ4 by 12 members which reads: A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Iowa specifying marriage between one man and one woman as the only league union that is valid or […]

New York Times

News: NYT Offers Little Praise to FDA

New York Times: Most Gay Men Still Excluded From Giving Blood Excerpt: Under the new rule, any man who has had sex with another man in the last year may not donate blood. The change would still irrationally exclude many, if not most, adult gay men, including men in monogamous sexual relationships. Read the Full […]

Richard Dedor Statement

Statement: The FDA’s Failure to Change Fear-Based Policy

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — 2005 University of Northern Iowa graduate and former candidate for Mayor of Mason City, Iowa, Richard Dedor has released the following statement regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s inaction on reducing the gay blood ban: “Despite a mountain of scientific evidence, the FDA will continue their pattern of ignorance rooted […]