TOUGH CALL

Florida Asks: Is Gay Sex Intercourse?

Beginning Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether or not gay sex constitutes “intercourse.” At the heart of the case is a 1986 state law requiring HIV-positive people to disclose their status. In 2011, a man in Key West was charged with not disclosing that he had the virus when he had sex with another man. However, a circuit court judge dismissed the case as state law defined “sexual intercourse” as between men and women. The state has appealed the case, arguing that it intended to cover all sex acts.