NI gay blood ban legal case ends

A gay man has failed in an attempt to have his legal challenge to the ban in Northern Ireland on homosexual blood donations examined by the UK’s most senior judges. NI’s lifetime ban on gay men donating blood was lifted in September.

The Supreme Court refused the case because the matter was now “academic” and the application did not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance worthy of further consideration.

It brings to an end the four-year legal battle over blood donations from gay men in Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38227218

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