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New York state lawmakers introduce
bill to decriminalize sex work

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 6/10/2019 9:01:13 PM

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. (Snip) In addition, advocates noted that current state laws disproportionately affect women of color and members of the trans community who are the most vulnerable and susceptible to violence and are regularly targeted by law enforcement. Such people are "having to face stigma, discrimination and abuse in trying to advocate for their rights to be treated with dignity and to be treated like human beings," said state Sen. Julia

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How will Democrats enforce 'equal pay for equal work' laws for prostitution?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 6/10/2019 9:11:36 PM (No. 95418)
Yes in a democrat/socialist/communist mind these days nothing says dignity like being a hooker and nothing says love like killing your unborn child. Wow Caligula had nothing on this crowd of degenerates that's for sure. New York is becoming the "Bad Apple" once again. That didn't take long at all. Next they will be telling us that the rats are just part of the peta movement and so learn to live in harmony with them. There is no homeless problem just learn to step over them and toilets are optional, of course so is typhoid, but hey what's a little disease among friends?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tsquare 6/10/2019 9:13:52 PM (No. 95419)
Being paid for sex is NOT being treated as a human being with dignity.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/10/2019 9:18:25 PM (No. 95421)
Whew! Just in time to protect Carlos Danger now that he's back in circulation again, not to mention any other NY legislators who want to make a few extra bucks.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MeiDei 6/10/2019 9:29:21 PM (No. 95427)
Do prostitutes or pimps pay taxes on their income? Aren't they part of the underground economy? Do they have to register and get routine testing for communicable diseases? Will Webster have to change the definition of prostitute/prostitution? Same for the definition of dignity and respect. Does the newly proposed bill include male prostitution? How about solicitation, is that going to be legal too? Giving an inch leaves the door wide open for more and more demands
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Quigley 6/10/2019 9:42:36 PM (No. 95433)
I guess the legislature wants to legalize prostitution so they can legally accept bribes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: question_complexity 6/10/2019 9:48:47 PM (No. 95436)
If it's legal for a woman to pay someone to reach inside her body and dismember an unborn child, why should it be illegal for a man to pay someone to give him a "happy ending"?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: voxpopuli 6/10/2019 10:00:10 PM (No. 95441)
"sex work".. more 1984 NewSpeak next "armed robbery".. perhaps, "weapon transportation"?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/10/2019 10:50:46 PM (No. 95452)
Imagine if the Electoral College is done away with, we would have our Presidential Elections determined by states like New York and California. Hello, third world cultures.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/11/2019 12:27:09 AM (No. 95484)
You would think that the legislators wouldn't want the competition.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: msavalla 6/11/2019 12:49:37 AM (No. 95488)
This is a CROCK OF S. This is another example of the Communist party doing everything possible working within the system to tear the fabric of our countries morals. It has nothing to do with helping these people. Like abortion it will grow to killing the baby when they are born. Do everything you can to fight this BS. Get off the couch.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: leonardo 6/11/2019 12:51:50 AM (No. 95491)
Even if you ignore egregious taxation and the leaders of NY State and NYC, there are numerous ways now to get screwed-over in NY. Start spreadin' .... the News.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chumley 6/11/2019 1:09:20 AM (No. 95502)
Its not selling sex, its renting it. You have a skill someone wants, you rent it to them and afterwards its still yours. Government has no business blessing or condemning it, or regulating it or taxing it. Like most other things it is none of their business. They should go back to their bribery and corruption and leave people alone.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: twinkles 6/11/2019 1:49:54 AM (No. 95505)
The rancid icing on the Albany cake filled with every perversion to destroy decency. Dear God, help us.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: NotaBene 6/11/2019 2:39:26 AM (No. 95513)
The oldest profession but your d*ck might fall off if you are unlucky. I guess it is much more enjoyable way to go than being killed by a flea that sucked blood from a rat that ate feces from a vagrant in skid row in LA. There in a place for prostitution for it keeps STDs circumscribed an good girls virgin longer. 100-pound Gorilla is the free pornography available in the Internet.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/11/2019 2:40:51 AM (No. 95514)
Demonrats are truly the Death Party. They're also the party of protecting criminals and they want more criminality for everyone. That's the Death Party. This state is nothing more than being a successful run to being Venezuela because stupid voters let the Death Party rule everything in Albany. I hope you morons enjoy your vote.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Strike3 6/11/2019 4:57:59 AM (No. 95528)
This action was no doubt triggered by the fact there has been some violence perpetrated against Trans people lately. They pretend to be woman but can no longer hide their real nature when they climb in bed with some unwitting guy and he finds out that they have the wrong plumbing fixtures. I would get angry and violent too if I was stupid enough to solicit prostitutes and become one of their victims. Do democrat politicians really need the votes of two percent of the population that badly or is it the more likely possibility of huge sums of money coming from somewhere?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/11/2019 7:44:59 AM (No. 95591)
Well, at least it’s honest work.......unlike politics.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Historybuff 6/11/2019 8:47:53 AM (No. 95623)
This is how we make the crime rate go down in NY - legalize vices and infractions and then the numbers go down! Magic! Look! Crime is down in NY - because it's legal to pee in the street, smoke dope, turn tricks, and cause mayhem. But don't let your parking meter expire!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/11/2019 12:48:04 PM (No. 95837)
First you legalize it, and then you tax it. Just another money making ploy for our lefty politicians. There is no place for morality in politics, and there is no place for politicians in government.
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