The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) hosted monkeypox vaccine pop-up clinics in the city’s South of Market region earlier this month. Flyer for the event. posted on the SFDPH official Twitter account, stated that in order to be eligible for the free shot, participants must “belong to one of the following priority populations: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Person of Color, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or a Current Sex Worker (all genders and orientations).”
The department’s recent budget was nearly $2.4 billion. SFDPH, despite being located in San Francisco receives over half of its revenue ($1.2 Billion) from both state and federal taxes.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, handicap, religion, or sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Is it possible that the actions of SFDPH are not in violation this law?
California has always been on the cutting edge of progressivism. San Francisco is no exception. It would be difficult to understand if eligibility was granted solely on the grounds of sexual orientation. The data that the…