“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Sen. Scott Wiener, D.- San Francisco, told The Los Angeles Times.
California health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” decline to use a senior transgender patient’s “preferred name or pronouns” could face punishments ranging from a fine to jail time under a newly signed law.
ESPN’s coverage of Monday Night Football pulled out all the stops, including an epic buildup complete with Storm Troopers, to the premiere of the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi — but it wasn’t enough to halt the dramatic decline in viewers that the NFL has suffered as of late. In fact, the fifth week of MNF brought in its lowest numbers of the season, suggesting that the backlash over the league’s embrace of the national anthem protests isn’t letting up anytime soon.
Roger Goodell believes NFL players should stand for the national anthem. The commissioner has a plan to help the league get past the current controversy involving the song, he said in a letter sent Tuesday to all 32 teams.