No Gay Blood in Ulster

Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots has come under heavy pressure to lift the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men giving blood.
Mr Poots said this week that he would not bring Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the country because of fears around HIV transmission.
The health minister, who says he is “an opponent of the theory of evolution”, has been accused of homophobia.
Sinn Fein health committee chairwoman Michelle Gildernew said: “This decision is wrong and Mr Poots needs to reverse it. The minister is bringing his own prejudice into play.”
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