A Gary, Indiana man is suing a local blood bank for rejecting his blood sample because they thought he was gay.
Pace, who is 22 and insists he’s straight, was rejected from giving blood by Bio-Blood Components Inc. in Gary, Ind.
According to federal guidelines, gays are prohibited from donating blood dating back to 1983 and the outbreak of AIDS.
“I was humiliated,” Pace told ABCNews.com. “This was my first time experiencing this.”