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Ambrose Prods Jordan to Answer GLAA LetterAugust 25, 1999
Lloyd Jordan, Director
Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
941 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Dear Mr. Jordan:
I am writing to you with regard to the enclosed letter from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) expressing their concern, which I share, about the classification of businesses which provide safer sex information and condoms as "sexually-oriented" establishments for the purposes of business or ABC licensure. While my office has been provided with an internal memo from your Department favorably clarifying Department policy on this matter, to date GLAA has not received a written response from the Department to their concerns.
As you will read in their letter, GLAA is working to encourage businesses in the very worthwhile task of educating the public about HIV/AIDS and urging them to provide prevention information and materials.
I would appreciate your prompt response to GLAA's concerns and provide my office with a copy of that response as it is sent out to them. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Sharon Ambrose, Chair
Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs