European court: Lifetime bans on gay men blood donors may be justified

The European Court of Justice has ruled that EU governments may ban gay men from ever donating blood, but only under strict conditions. (CTV News)

The legal debate brought up the question of whether permanently deferring blood donation from homosexual men complies with fundamental rights of the European Union (EU) – particularly, with the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (Deutsche Welle)