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RI Ends Legal Prostitution

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Ah, priorities:

Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri has signed legislation closing a loophole that made indoor prostitution legal and allowed more than 30 suspected brothels to operate around the state.

The bills signed Tuesday end Rhode Island’s status as the only state that allowed indoor prostitution statewide.

Rhode Island lawmakers inadvertently created the loophole in 1980 when they passed a law cracking down on prostitutes and their customers who operated in public. But it was silent on paid sex in private.

But in this economy, I’m sure it will be very easy for all the state’s brothel workers to find respectable employment elsewhere …


Written by Elizabeth

November 4, 2009 at 10:50 am

Posted in Culture, Feminism

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