Author: Clayton Koppes, Author at ACLU of Ohio

  • 11.30.20

    Protecting The Rights Of People With HIV/AIDS: How the ACLU of Ohio Set a Precedent in 1994

    Red Ribbon - December 1 - World AIDS Day


    When Fred L. Charon and his partner, Bruce Howe, turned off the Ohio Turnpike in desperation in April 1992, they could not have anticipated they would trigger a precedent-setting case for the rights of people with AIDS. Aided by the ACLU, their case became the first in which people with AIDS (PWAs) won protection from discrimination in public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).