3, 2019, 8:44 PM june
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D.C. may become the very first U.S. town to decriminalize prostitution involving consenting grownups.
Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill making it take place in 2017, however it passed away in committee.
He will reintroduce the bill Tuesday in a form that is slightly different this time with three co-sponsors rather than one.
вЂњIt is long overdue for D.C. to reconsider the framework by which we handle commercial intercourse, and go from 1 of criminalization to a different approach that centers on human being liberties, health insurance and safety,вЂќ Grosso said throughout a news seminar.
He had been surrounded by a few individuals signs that are holding. One read, вЂњEveryone Deserves to Feel Safe inside their Work,вЂќ while another stated, вЂњSex Workers MatterвЂќ.
A bill that is proposed to get the criminal charges of prostitution whenever it involves consenting grownups. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
вЂњThe bill вЂ¦ doesn't alter some of our regulations regarding coercion or exploitation, that may continue being forbidden when you look at the District of Columbia.