Should Sex Work Be Decriminalized? Elizabeth Warren; Bernie Sanders and Kaytlin Bailey say yes. Prostitution has been called the world’s oldest profession. But outside of a handful of counties in Nevada, it’s illegal in the U.S. A movement is now gaining traction to decriminalize sex work. The City Council in Washington, D.C., and the New York state Legislature are considering separate decriminalization bills. Under decriminalization, selling and buying sex would still be illegal but would carry no criminal penalties. Several Democratic candidates for president — including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker — have said they would consider decriminalizing sex work nationwide. My main issue with Kaytlin was why not just legalize and regulate it. She’s of the opinion that the brothel owners will benefit, rather than the lowly prostitute. And what about street walkers, should we encourage them to ply their trade on the mean streets of America? Kaytlin is of the opinion, supposedly backed by research that street walkers are a result of so-called sex work being illegal. Once decriminalized all that will end. What’s your opinion?
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