(AllHipHop News) According to reports, several California lawmakers are promoting a bill that would make intentionally exposing someone to the HIV virus a misdemeanor instead of a felony.
The son of the late N.W.A member Eric “Eazy-E” Wright is against the proposed changes to the law.
Lil Eazy-E spoke to TMZ about his concerns with SB239.
“I think it’s population control,” he said.
Lil Eazy added, “You could have a female wanting to get back at a group of individuals knowing that she’s infected – ‘I’m just going to go mess the whole football team up’ – you gotta have some consequences to stuff like that.”
The second generation rapper also took issue with “down low” gay men’s involvement in the potential spread of HIV.
“If they’re unsafe, you gotta let them know you can’t be poking at these beautiful women that want to live a life, and have no consequences to it,” stated E.
Democratic state Senator Scott Wiener introduced the HIV bill in California.
“These laws were passed at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic when there was enormous fear and ignorance and misinformation around HIV,” argued Wiener. “It’s time for California to lead and to repeal these laws to send a clear signal that we are going to take a science-based approach to HIV not a fear-based approach.”
The California law change would treat HIV like other communicable diseases such as hepatitis.
A study conducted at UCLA found “HIV criminalization” laws disproportionately affected women and people of color.
Lil Eazy-E’s father died from complications of AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, in 1995.