new bill is the first step toward their rights part of the national conversation. Read on http://www.sfweekly.com/news/some-members-of-congress-want-to-study-sex-workers/ By Veronica Irwin, Author at SF Weekly
Out in the Open statement on H. 568, 569, and 651 - A trio of proposed legislation affecting the lives of sex workers in Vermont 1/16/2020 Out in the Open stands with sex workers throughout Vermont, in all rural places, and in all places. Sex work is work. It is long past the time to decriminalize sex work in Vermont and we are pleased that this conversation is on the table during this legislative session. Justice for sex workers is interconnected and part of our fight for collective liberation. There are three bills being currently considered by the VT State Judiciary Committee: H. 568, 569, and 651.
Super Bowl used as excuse to arrest consensual adult sex workers. FACT: Mass incarceration: an LGBTQ issue 1 in 2 transgender prisoners is sexually abused. 1 in 2 homeless children is LGBTQ and half of homeless people experience incarceration. 1 in 3 American adults has a criminal record and sexual minorities are three times more likely to be incarcerated.
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HB 569, as introduced, would decriminalize consensual, adult prostitution in Vermont. The bill simply repeals the statute that criminalizes such activity. Trafficking or any form of coercion in sex work remains illegal.
Pennsylvania ranked 10th nationally with 127 cases reported in 2017. Pittsburgh ranked 10th among all U.S. cities. In most cases, victims of human trafficking endure sexual violence and exploitation.
Current in PA: SB60 and HB12