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Judge says ‘no’ to seeking legalized prostitution in California

Posted By Administration, Monday, April 04, 2016

Americans may have a constitutional right to engage in consensual, intimate relationships, but that doesn’t mean they have a right to buy or sell sex, a Bay Area federal judge ruled Thursday in upholding California’s 144-year-old ban on prostitution.

In a lawsuit filed a year ago, the plaintiffs — three former prostitutes, a would-be client, and the Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education & Research Project, a San Francisco organization that “seeks to empower the erotic community and advance sexual privacy rights” — invoked the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling that overturned state laws against gay sexual activity. 

Read the whole story at SF Gate

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