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Sep 28 - NY Gov says she is open to decriminalizing s*x work
 

 
Hochul says she is open to decriminalizing s*x work
Advocates for two competing bills are vying for the new governor’s attention on the controversial issue.


Gov. Kathy Hochul did not endorse the decriminalization of s*x work this week – but she is already taking a very different approach to the issue compared to past governors. “It is absolutely something I've thought about and I'm considering,” she said at a Thursday press conference in response to a question from City & State. “I'm discussing it with many advocates and people who have strong opinions on this.” Her predecessor, by comparison, was known for opposing the idea, though he supported other LGBTQ-friendly ideas like the repeal of the “walking while trans” law.

The new governor has activists more optimistic than ever about passing legislation that would reduce criminal penalties for people who make money through prostitution. Two competing bills are before the state Legislature. Their respective advocates have very different approaches and each side is wondering what Hochul might do in the coming year as she considers a broader array of proposed criminal justice reforms.

“This is amazing,” Bianey Garcia, an organizer with the advocacy group Make the Road New York and a former s*x worker, said in an interview. “I think Albany is taking s*x workers seriously for the first time.”

Her organization is part of a coalition of groups that is backing legislation sponsored by state Sen. Julia Salazar of Brooklyn and a*sembly Member Richard Gottfried of Manhattan that would eliminate criminal statutes targeting s*x workers as well as the people who pay them. “We hope that when (Hochul says) ‘decrim’ that she's talking about the real comprehensive decriminalization for s*x workers that will ultimately lead to better outcomes for people,” Jared Trujillo, an attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union, said in an interview about the legislation. Bill supporters point to research, including a study that found the vast majority of s*x workers in New Zealand reported that they were better off after decriminalization than before. A separate government study found no subsequent increase in the s*x trade.

A spokesperson for the governor did not respond to a request for comment by publication time about who exactly are the “many advocates and people” that she has spoken to about decriminalization. City & State reached out to more than a dozen advocacy groups and leading activists on decriminalization to ask whether they have been in contact with the governor on the issue. None of those supporting the aforementioned bill said they have spoken to the governor or her staff about it. The Hochul administration has had discussions with people backing a rival bill sponsored by State Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan and a*sembly Member Pamela Hunter of Syracuse. “I have shared my position and the bill I carry with the Governor's staff,” Krueger said in a statement. “The s*x trade is a system of exploitation that takes advantage of the most vulnerable and those whom our society has left with the fewest options. It is vital that survivors are not criminalized.” Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NYC, said in an interview that she has spoken to Hochul about the issue in the past though not since she became governor.

Supporters of the second bill believe that criminal penalties should be reduced for the people who sell s*x, but not necessarily for those who pay for it. “Decriminalizing s*x work for the s*x worker and holding responsible the exploiters – the traffickers – absolutely needs to happen,” Hunter, who has not spoken to the Hochul administration about the issue, said in an interview. The legislation cites the “Nordic Model” adopted in countries like Sweden in recent decades, which a legislative memo credits with reductions in street prostitution. That highlights an important difference with the rival bill, which would allow consenting adults to buy and sell s*x without fear of criminal prosecution. “I'm happy with (Hochul’s) comments yesterday, but I also know what she meant by them,” Ossorio added. “Commercial s*xual exploitation of women, opening the s*x market … that's not a vision for New York that she embraces.”

Opponents of the bill, however, balk at the idea that it represents true decriminalization at all because s*x workers who live or work with each other could still be prosecuted, according to Trujillo of the NYCLU. “If you look at the most marginalized s*x workers, it matters,” he added. Critics of the Nordic Model have also noted how it reflects the idea that paid s*x acts are inherently bad between consenting adults, especially when some people have to resort to such means to survive. “My biggest issue with what we call the Nordic Model, or the equality mode, is that it conflates s*x trafficking with consensual s*x work which are two different things and that is the message that we have to center around decriminalization of s*x work with lawmakers,” Elisa Crespo, the executive director of the New Pride Agenda and a former s*x worker, said in an interview.

More than a few elected officials have gotten behind the idea of reducing criminal penalties for s*x workers in one way or another. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for example, earlier this year endorsed an approach similar to the legislation sponsored by Krueger and Hunter. Whichever way Hochul might be leaning on decriminalization, her willingness to consider it is something new in state politics. “I don't know that I've heard of any New York governor or the governor of any other state being open to the topic,” Gottfried, who has served in the Legislature for more than half a century, said in an interview. If partial or full decriminalization prove too much for Hochul in the short term though, advocates say she could take a look at outstanding legislation that would prohibit the use of condoms as evidence of illegal s*x work in a court of law. Another bill would decriminalize the unlicensed practice of massage. For now at least, some activists say they are just happy that the new governor is paying attention to issues they care about. “This issue has impacted my community for many years,” Garcia of Make the Road said. “As a former s*x worker and as a trans person, it's really important listening to those people in power talking about our lives.”

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 4 weeks ago '15        #2
PineappleOG 
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Bout time, the sooner it’s done the sooner it could be regulated
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 4 weeks ago '20        #3
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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If a man said this

He'd be in rikers island
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 4 weeks ago '19        #4
ITL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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In a related story, all strippers & escorts must be vaccinated by October 31st or they’ll be fired
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 4 weeks ago '20        #5
LuxG1 
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Decriminalize prostitutes but mandate vax…foh
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 4 weeks ago '20        #6
LuxG1 
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 ITL said
In a related story, all strippers & escorts must be vaccinated by October 31st or they’ll be fired
This.

 4 weeks ago '19        #7
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Government gonna be pimpin hoes, pimps gonna be applying at Walls mart soon..










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 4 weeks ago '20        #8
Ball Man  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Hoepefully this can cut the chances of prostitutes from going missing...


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 4 weeks ago '20        #9
Xiox  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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About time
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 4 weeks ago '07        #10
young mad 
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Let’s go

 4 weeks ago '20        #11
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This bi*ch just popped up talking wild wierdo sh*t...
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 4 weeks ago '21        #12
FleshAxe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Cucomo could of been legally grabbing pu**y if he did this first
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 4 weeks ago '15        #13
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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '05        #14
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Supporters of the second bill believe that criminal penalties should be reduced for the people who sell s*x, but not necessarily for those who pay for it.
Going to let them sell it but can't buy it
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 4 weeks ago '05        #15
gregnice631 
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They gonna tax the coochie.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #16
varun313 
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femenists will be marching all over the world if this passes cmon now lmao
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 4 weeks ago '20        #17
Ninjahood 
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 varun313 said
femenists will be marching all over the world if this passes cmon now lmao
They're actually split on whether this is a good thing or a bad thing....

For folks who don't understand difference between bills one is a Nordic model that keeps paying for s*x illegal but selling s*x legal....

I expect da latter to pass and complete implosion of thirst trapping markets to follow.
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 4 weeks ago '15        #18
Black Larry 
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China really taking over. On a different note this could be pandoras box if not handled properly.
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 4 weeks ago '20        #19
LordGimmeASign 
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 bobbysteels18 said
Going to let them sell it but can't buy it
I would ask how will the s*x workers make money if paying for it will still be illegal but I almost forgot what age we're in.
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 4 weeks ago '20        #20
LordGimmeASign 
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 varun313 said
femenists will be marching all over the world if this passes cmon now lmao
You think so? I didn't see any of them complaining about Amber Rose's slut walk.
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 4 weeks ago '21        #21
Tinfoil Kufi 
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Strippers ride the d*ck different
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 4 weeks ago '07        #22
varun313 
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 Ninjahood said
They're actually split on whether this is a good thing or a bad thing....

For folks who don't understand difference between bills one is a Nordic model that keeps paying for s*x illegal but selling s*x legal....

I expect da latter to pass and complete implosion of thirst trapping markets to follow.
Good point actually
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 4 weeks ago '07        #23
varun313 
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 LordGimmeASign said
You think so? I didn't see any of them complaining about Amber Rose's slut walk.
Thatsl*twalk sh*t was another lame women empowerment accept me how I am hoorah goof sh*t. That was definitely feminist sh*t.

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 4 weeks ago '04        #24
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x20
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Lol more people going to move to NC now

 4 weeks ago '21        #25
Phil McCracken 
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 LordGimmeASign said
I would ask how will the s*x workers make money if paying for it will still be illegal but I almost forgot what age we're in.
100 monero coins per session lol
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