Vermont bill would decriminalize adult prostitution

The Vermont statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. The Vermont statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. | Photo: AP.

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Created: January 13, 2020 05:04 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A bill has been proposed in the Vermont Legislature to decriminalize adult prostitution.

The legislation is co-sponsored by four female legislators. Mynbc5.com reports that Rep. Selene Colburn, a Burlington progressive, says she thinks that decriminalizing sex work will improve safety and health of prostitutes. She says sex trafficking, exploitation and solicitation of minors will remain a serious felony.

The bill is in the House Judiciary Committee.


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