Re: Making Indoor Prostitution Illegal
… or “Gosh, we would make it illegal but …”
The reason given in the past by General Assembly leadership for its failure to close out the technicality that makes prostitution legal indoors is that the consequences of doing so would fall disproportionately on women – i.e., the prostitutes.
There is an easy solution to this dilemma. Make it illegal to purchase such services but not to sell them.
Understand that I am not saying that this would be fair. It would, however, accomplish both of the General Assembly’s purported goals: outlawing prostitution while holding women legally harmless.