PAHRUMP, Nev. /November 13, 2014 – With the passing of Canada’s controversial – and ineffective – prostitution bill (C-36) into law last week, the folks at Las Vegas-area brothel/resort Sheri’s Ranch can’t help but ask, why isn’t Canada willing to apply Nevada’s successful licensing and regulation laws for legal prostitution to its own books?
Under Canada’s new law, prostitution is now technically legal, though communicating for the sale of sexual services and the purchase of sex is still illegal. The goal is to discourage the activity, which does nothing to benefit sex workers, whose rights and safety are still very much at risk.
In a recent blog article on Sheri’s website, company spokesman Jeremy Lemur takes Canadian legislators to task: Why aren’t prostitution laws more like Nevada’s, with its stringent safety regulations, licensing and regular STD testing?
“The Canadian Bill (now law) assumes that all prostitutes are working against their will and that the best mode of action for these women is to leave the industry. This broad, fundamentally flawed view of sex workers is not only incorrect; it’s insulting to the millions of women across the globe who have embraced prostitution as an occupational choice.
“Despite what the Canadian government would like its citizens to believe, there are large numbers of sex workers in Canada and throughout the world who not only willingly practice prostitution, but who also take pride in their work. Sex workers everywhere deserve legislation that encourages secure, healthy environments where prostitutes can profitably perform their services. The Nevada model criminalizes what deserves to be criminalized (child prostitution for example), while providing a prosperous situation for women who willfully provide sex services.”
“At the heart of the Nevada prostitution model is the belief that prostitution, an ancient and arguably inevitable aspect of human society, is not fundamentally wrong. Nevada’s government believes that prostitution needs to be regulated, not excoriated,”
Why continue to uphold such outdated laws when legal brothels like Sheri’s Ranch – with its 20 acres of beautifully-maintained private property, boasting a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, a sports bar/restaurant, six fantasy rooms, VIP bungalows, Sheri’s BDSM dungeon and the latest Nuru Massage room – offer guests the experience of a lifetime, give its employees a safe place to work and provide Nevada’s government healthy tax revenue?
“The Nevada model provides a venue where well-intentioned customers seeking sexual fulfillment will be treated with dignity and respect,” writes Lemur. “The proposed Canadian model assumes that such people don’t deserve respect.”
Sheri’s Ranch is located at 10551 Homestead Road, Pahrump, NV 89061. For more information about Sheri’s, please visit the website.