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Lawrence v. Texas & Sex Workers Rights

October 15, 2007

I remember the day the Supreme Court handed down the ruling in Lawrence v. Texas. There were parties on the street in the West Village of New York City: Christopher Street was the place to be. I remember printing it out and reading it multiple times, almost salivating; it was a monumental day. Scalia’s dissent was especially important to me because it suggested that the verdict opened the doors to decriminalized prostitution. Now, it appears that the wheels are turning:

It’s important for sex workers to be educated about the Lawrence vs. Texas U.S. Supreme Court ruling because this ruling can be an important step in the decriminalization of consensual sex acts for payment and this ruling is a resource you can refer to in court if arrested for engaging in private consensual sex acts.

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