Politicians Are Getting Serious About Decriminalizing Sex Work


This article by Marie Solis for Vice examines the growing traction around sex work decriminalization. Read an excerpt below, then the full piece here:

β€œOn Monday morning, New York lawmakers introduced a legislative package that would make the state the first to decriminalize sex work. The bill, called the Stop Violence in the Sex Trades Act, represents the culmination of months of lobbying and advocacy work from Decrim NY, a coalition just four months old, made up of sex workers, trafficking survivors, and their allies. The announcement arrives on the heels of a decriminalization bill in D.C., which was reintroduced last week after similar legislation died in the city council in 2017, having never been brought to a vote.”