Ottawa Just Legalized Prostitution In Civil Rights Ruling

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An Ottawa judge just legalized prostitution, ruling that protection of sex workers outweighs harm to the public, according to The Globe And Mail.

Justice Susan Himel struck down three criminal provisions: communicating for the purposes of prostitution, pimping and operating a common bawdy house.

The ruling will most likely be challenged. But it could also set off a chain reaction of legalizations across Canada — as did pro-gay marriage laws in recent years.

American opponents of gay marriage may point to Ottawa as evidence of what happens when you tamper with civil-sexual codes.

This issues could also play into California’s Prop. 19 push to legalise marijuana. Many have suggested that taxing weed is one step away from taxing prostitution.

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