Sex workers had not been included in the Nye County Commission’s initial discussions about the proposed changes to the hours when prostitutes could leave brothels (MikeSouth.com) – After sparking outrage among sex workers and civil libertarians, a proposed government mandated “lockdown” policy for sex workers in Nye County, Nevada’s legal brothels – forcing them
(Miranda Willson | Las Vegas Sun) – A proposed amendment to a Nye County ordinance that would restrict the hours when legal prostitutes are permitted to leave licensed brothels has renewed a debate about the rights and working conditions of sex workers in Nevada. The ordinance would forbid legal prostitutes
(Amy Alonzo, Mason Valley News) – Nevada sex workers are angry over a potential Nye County ordinance that would limit the number of hours courtesans could leave their workplace before being retested for sexually transmitted diseases. Some workers claim they are being locked down simply for the convenience of the brothel
Shereen El Feki of BBC News reported this week that legal brothels in the African nation of Tunisia are on their last legs; victims of “pressure from women’s rights activists and religious conservatives” – primarily Ennahda, Tunisia’s Islamist party. This mirrors similar efforts by religious conservatives to close legal brothels
(Bree Zender | KUNR) – A federal lawsuit was filed earlier this year by an anti-legal brothel lawyer, claiming sex trafficking is rampant in the businesses. While brothel owners deny this, the suit aims to ban brothels in Nevada. Now, a prospective defendant is looking to add himself to the suit.
(Gustavo Turner | XBIZ) – A Nevada County Commission which has jurisdiction over the legal brothels nearest to Las Vegas has drafted proposed changes to the county code, which include officially discarding the stigmatizing term “prostitutes” in ordinances in favor of “courtesans” and reclassifying “houses of prostitution” as “brothels.” The
(Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez | Nevada Independent) – Dennis Hof was found dead at one of his seven brothels almost a year ago. But the death of one of its most outspoken figureheads hasn’t kept the brothel industry out of the headlines — it faced a legislative push to put an end to
Only Tulsi Gabbard Wants to Decriminalize Sex Work, but Other Dems Show Signs of Progress on the Issue
(Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Reason) – A majority of Americans now favor “removing criminal penalties for adults to sell and pay for consensual sex,” with support particularly high among Democrats and younger voters but also crossing party and age lines. Yet most of the Democrats running for president prefer to keep quiet about sex
by Dana Gentry | Nevada Current [excerpt] Attorney General Aaron Ford, who is defending Sisolak and the state’s legal brothels in a federal lawsuit filed by former sex workers, is simultaneously prosecuting cases of sexual trafficking initiated by his predecessor, Adam Laxalt. . . . Ford draws a distinction between
(Hurubie Meko | Lancaster Online) – The Rotary Club of Lancaster got some business advice Wednesday from a legal sex worker in Nevada. Alice Little, who said she earned over $1 million last year working at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, talked to the Rotarians about risk management and fee setting.