...And this wouldn't be as polarizing as one might think. Four states — Maine, New York, Vermont and Massachusetts — along with Washington, DC, have already proposed decriminalization legislation. There are similarly supportive bills in the House of Representatives. Voters in Lyons County, Nevada rejected a recent attempt to repeal legalized sex work by a 3-1 margin. Multiple organizations and leaders openly support it, including the ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights, UNAIDS, and — notably — Vice President-elect Harris.
These trends highlight society's steady acceptance that sex work is how a lot of Americans put food on the table, and they should not be criminalized for it. ...
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December 11, 2020