Is legalizing prostitution the next legal trend?

  Could legalizing prostitution be the next big U.S. trend? Eyes turn to California Advocates for the decriminalization of prostitution may want to pay attention to what's going on California, where three sex workers and one potential client have filed suit to overturn the state's law banning prostitution and solicitation. These individuals represent a non-profit called ESPLER, or the Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project. This organization seeks to "empower the erotic community and advance sexual privacy rights through legal advocacy, education, and research."   Is restricting consensual adult sexual activity unconstitutional? The complaint that was filed in [...]

By |2015-06-12T17:05:32+00:00May 19th, 2015|Categories: Prostitution|Tags: |

Solicitation of Transportation in Exchange for Sexual Intercourse

  Solicitation of Funds or Transportation for Certain Unlawful Purposes - La. R.S. 14:107.5   This is a new law that was created during the 2014 legislative session, essentially this law states that it is unlawful to ask someone for a ride or transportation in exchange for sexual intercourse. This is considered a prostitution related offense. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit funds or transportation with the intention to solicit the person to engage in indiscriminate sexual intercourse for compensation. B. For purposes of this Section, "sexual intercourse" means anal, oral, or vaginal sexual intercourse. C. Whoever [...]

By |2015-05-06T06:48:57+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes, Sex Crimes|Tags: |

7 Reasons Prostitution Should Be Legalized

  7 Reasons Prostitution Should Be Legalized   By Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter -- New Orleans Sex Worker Advocate   The subject of prostitution has been analyzed and discussed for thousands of years. It was around 5000 years ago that civilized societies started to regulate prostitution. Those in power decided to use the mutual exchange of sex for money to forward their tax base, provide a regulated and needed service and accept the fact that love for sale was here to stay.   In fact, it was not long ago that prostitution was regulated in the city of New Orleans in [...]

By |2015-06-12T15:47:14+00:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Prostitution|Tags: |

Aggravated Crimes Against Nature — Louisiana Law

     AGGRAVATED CRIMES AGAINST NATURE -- La.R.S. 14:89.1   Aggravated crime against nature is crime against nature committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act to the utmost, but such resistance is overcome by force; (2)  When the victim is prevented from resisting the act by threats of great and immediate bodily harm accompanied by apparent power of execution; (3)  When the victim is prevented from resisting the act because the offender is armed with a dangerous weapon; or (4)  When through idiocy, imbecility, or any unsoundness of mind, either [...]

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