Justice Department Files Lawsuit against State of Tennessee and the TBI

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The department previously notified Tennessee and the TBI that they violated the ADA by enforcing the state’s aggravated prostitution statute against people living with HIV.

The department’s investigation found that the state and TBI subject people living with HIV to harsher criminal penalties solely because of their HIV status, violating Title II of the ADA.

No statement has been released by the state of the TBI.