New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work

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(Worthy News) - A group of Democratic lawmakers in New York state introduced a bill Monday that seeks to decriminalize sex work and make it legal to engage in the consensual sale of sex.

The bill, which follows similar legislative efforts in other states, including Massachusetts and Maine, would go further by vacating prior convictions of people engaged in activity that would no longer be considered criminal. Supporters stressed that the legislation would not alter current laws on sex trafficking or the exploitation of minors.

At a news conference in New York, legislators and advocates with Decrim NY, the coalition pushing for the bill, said that legal attempts to crack down on sex work have historically failed and that an overburdened criminal justice system shouldn't be used to prosecute consenting adults. [ Source: NBC News (Read More...) ]

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4 thoughts on “New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work”

  1. Because all attempts to eradicate prostitution in New York has failed dismally?

    This Is the Reason why New York feels it has to legalize abortion. Ever wonder how it is/was that so many women could be mistresses of rich and famous men? That courtesans (male and female prostitutes) have existed since the first pagan king/monarch?

    Abortion. How was it that the pagan countries in the Bible records which mention "temple prostitutes" could even have them?

    Abortion.

    What is it that the woman, clothed in scarlet, who rides the beast, has for names, in the Book of Revelations?

    "Mother of whores."

    Do we really want New York to remain part of the USA after all of this?

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