Federal Judge Gives Gives Go Ahead To Activists Seeking To Overturn California’s 145-year Prostitution Ban

Federal Judge Gives Gives Go Ahead To Activists Seeking To Overturn California’s 145-year Prostitution Ban

A three-judge panel of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the plaintiffs’ legal challenge against the ban may proceed. The plaintiffs say the current law violates the right to engage in consensual sex, as described in a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revoked criminal laws against gay sexual acts, the […]

 

Ex-trucking employee arrested after backing semi into Bunny Ranch brothel

Ex-trucking employee arrested after backing semi into Bunny Ranch brothel

An ex-trucking employee is behind bars this afternoon after stealing an 18-wheeler and backing it into the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel in Mound House on Thursday morning, according to the Director of Corporate Safety for Central Transport. News 4-Fox 11 was initially told by a spokesman for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office that the driver […]

 

Jury Awards Former Escort $1.7 Million For Invasion Of Privacy

Jury Awards Former Escort $1.7 Million For Invasion Of Privacy

A Denver district court jury awarded a former escort $1.7 million in damages last month after concluding that one of her clients, a high end Denver attorney, was guilty of outrageous conduct and invading the woman’s privacy by “outing” her to her family, friends and colleagues. “I just feel like this was the final battle […]

 

Sewer Pipes Clogged By ‘Hundreds of Condoms’ Lead To Raid On Texas Massage Parlor

Sewer Pipes Clogged By ‘Hundreds of Condoms’ Lead To Raid On Texas Massage Parlor

A husband and wife accused of operating an Austin prostitution ring are facing felony charges following an investigation that began when police discovered a waste pipe connected to the business was clogged with “hundreds of condoms,” according to records. Juan Wang and her husband, Joseph Emery, the owners of Jade Massage Therapy LLC, each face […]

 

Scottish National Party Support Prostitution Law Changes Condemned By Sex Workers

Scottish National Party Support Prostitution Law Changes Condemned By Sex Workers

The Scottish National Party has backed changes to prostitution laws to criminalize those paying for sex, but not those who sell it. Delegates at the party’s conference in Aberdeen voted in favor of a motion proposing a “Scottish model” to handle prostitution, similar to the “Nordic model” used in Scandinavian countries. The resolution, proposed by […]

 

Backpage Removes Adult Content Due to US Govt Censorship

Backpage Removes Adult Content Due to US Govt Censorship

Publisher Vows to Fight First Amendment Battles Washington, D.C. – As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For years, the legal system protecting freedom of speech prevailed, but new government tactics, including pressuring credit card companies to cease doing business with […]

 

12 Men Face Felony Charges for Posting to Seattle’s ‘The Review Board’

The area has previously prosecuted more than a dozen men in 2016 for online speech related to prostitution.

12 Men Face Felony Charges for Posting to Seattle’s ‘The Review Board’

From Elizabeth Nolan Brown in Reason At least twelve more men face felony charges in Washington for posting comments to the now-defunct web forum known as The Review Board (TRB). The dozen defendants, most of whom who will be arraigned in King County District Court on December 14, face one count each of promoting prostitution […]

 

Australia: Northern Territory sex workers want full decriminalization

Sex workers in the Northern Territory would be significantly safer if the industry was decriminalised, and the Northern Territory Government holds true to its promise to review the legislation, peak bodies have said.

Australia: Northern Territory sex workers want full decriminalization

If sex work is decriminalized, as a motion called for at a Labor conference held in February, the Northern Territory would become only the second state or territory in Australia to do so, after New South Wales. The Attorney-General and Minister for Health Natasha Fyles confirmed to the ABC the new Labor Government would revise […]

 

Poverty, prejudice drive Cambodia’s sex workers to unsafe abortions

Forty percent of maternal deaths among sex workers abortion-related, according to recent study

Poverty, prejudice drive Cambodia’s sex workers to unsafe abortions

Debt, discrimination and drunken clients are just some of the factors behind the recent revelation that 40% of maternal deaths among Cambodia’s sex workers were caused by abortions, experts have said.   The research, published last week in online peer-reviewed journal BioMed Central Public Health, is the first known study in the world identifying maternal deaths […]

 

Alabama law bans publication of prostitution mugshots

Alabama law bans publication of prostitution mugshots

The motivation behind this law banning the publication of prostitution mugshots is total bullshit (prostitution = trafficking and sex workers are presumptively victims), but the law itself is good for those accused of a victimless crime for which many in society choose to shame them. From The Anniston Star… It’s illegal to publish official post-arrest photographs of […]

 
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