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Celebrities are progressives call for additional control-anti-sex trafficking legislation through the support of a house bill, the sponsor, as a possible first step towards the decriminalization of sex work.
The SAFE-SEX-workers-study Act, sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., the investigation of the effects of two anti-sex trafficking bills — would be the Stop to Enable Sex traffickers to Act and Allow the States and the Victims to Fight Online Sex trafficking Act [SESTA/FOSTA] — the law was in the last year. Opponents say the new law makes consensual sex work make it difficult. According to Khanna’s office, the law has forced sex workers out of the online platforms and in more dangerous situations.
“Sex workers, they rely on such internet-to negotiate platforms, screen clients, and the limits of consensual, transactional sex services, including the use of condoms and other harm reduction strategies,” Khanna said in a press release on Tuesday,
To put the brakes on “during SESTA/was FOSTA thought, online sex trafficking, by banning the” promotion of prostitution ” and a variety of internet platforms, professions, sex workers are shut down,” he added.
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Khanna legislation received support from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — all of whom expressed openness to decriminalization. After the release of the Sanders is an original co-sponsor. The bill, introduced on Tuesday, also received support from the Congressional Progressive Caucus, co-Chairman Pramilia Jayapal, D-Wa., Rep. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
While the release did not explicitly state, for the decriminalization of sex work, Khanna s office confirmed that the Congressman saw the study as a “first step” in the direction of decriminalization.
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A spokesman for sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the original legislation, sponsored suggested, the study would help in illegal activities.
“We have no interest in studying how to further illegal activity,” spokesman Emmalee Kalmbach told Fox News.
Portman defended the legislation in a statement to Fox News.
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“Passage of the Swiss stock exchange act was an important milestone and a hard-won victory for the victims and survivors of online sex trafficking. In this century, in this country, no man, woman or child should be exposed to sex-trafficking,” he said.
“Thanks to the adoption [of] the Swiss stock exchange act, prosecutors can now go after these online drug dealers, the victims of this unbelievable crime can now close your day in court, and websites to facilitate knowingly, sex trafficking and is liable for their actions.”