Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

Decriminalize Sex Work www.DecriminalizeSex.Work Contact Kaytlin Bailey, Director of Communications kaytlin@dswork.org NEW YORK, NEW YORK January 27, 2020 Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court Sex workers and their allies have won an important victory in their ongoing constitutional challenge to FOSTA/SESTA, a federal law that is having a...
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Opinion: Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

Opinion: Sex Workers Win Major Decision in Federal Court

NEW YORK, NEW YORK January 24, 2020 Sex workers have been waiting for our day in court for over 100 years. And finally, we’re going to get it. On January 24, sex workers and their allies won a significant victory in our ongoing constitutional challenge to FOSTA/SESTA, a federal law...
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Democrats Introduce Bill To Study Impact of Sex Trafficking Law

Democrats Introduce Bill To Study Impact of Sex Trafficking Law

Democrats Introduce Bill To Study Impact of Sex Trafficking Law (The Hill, December 17, 2019)
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How Sex Workers Helped Write a Bill to Study the Effects of SESTA/FOSTA

How Sex Workers Helped Write a Bill to Study the Effects of SESTA/FOSTA

How Sex Workers Helped Write a Bill to Study the Effects of SESTA/FOSTA (Rolling Stone, December 4, 2019)
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Bill To Study SESTA’s Harms To Be Introduced in Congress

Bill To Study SESTA’s Harms To Be Introduced in Congress

December 2, 2019 Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) , who was one of only 25 votes opposing FOSTA/SESTA (SESTA) in 2018, has announced a bill to study this new federal law. The bill, which would cause the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study SESTA’s harmful effects, would “establish the risks sex workers...
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Ayanna Pressley Just Called for Decriminalizing Sex Work

Ayanna Pressley Just Called for Decriminalizing Sex Work

Ayanna Pressley Just Called for Decriminalizing Sex Work (VICE, November 14, 2019)
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DSW Supports the Fight Against FOSTA in U.S. Court of Appeals

DSW Supports the Fight Against FOSTA in U.S. Court of Appeals

September 20, 2019 Earlier this year, DSW filed an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit brought against the U.S. government by the Woodhull Freedom Foundation (WFF), Human Rights Watch, The Internet Archive, and two other plaintiffs in reaction to the terrible federal law known as the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking...
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DSW Supports the Continued Legal Fight Against FOSTA/SESTA

DSW Supports the Continued Legal Fight Against FOSTA/SESTA

August 23, 2019 Next month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the appeal of Woodhull Freedom Foundation et al v. The United States of America, a case that seeks to challenge the constitutionality of the Fighting Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). FOSTA modified the Communications Decency Act Section...
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Congress’ Awful Anti-Sex-Trafficking Law Has Only Put Sex Workers in Danger and Wasted Taxpayer Money

Congress’ Awful Anti-Sex-Trafficking Law Has Only Put Sex Workers in Danger and Wasted Taxpayer Money

Congress’ Awful Anti-Sex-Trafficking Law Has Only Put Sex Workers in Danger and Wasted Taxpayer Money (Business Insider, July 14, 2019)
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Decriminalise sex work to prevent trafficking and abuse

Decriminalise sex work to prevent trafficking and abuse

The 2020 Democratic Candidates Who Voted in Favor of SESTA/FOSTA (teenVOGUE, April 2, 2019)
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FOSTA Targets Cloud Company

FOSTA Targets Cloud Company

FOSTA's First Test Targets Cloud Company Used by Backpage  (Reason Round Up, March 28, 2019)
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DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW

DSW & allies hold SESTA/FOSTA panel at SXSW

March 11, 2019 DSW teamed up with Alex Andrews from SWOP Behind Bars, Dan Savage, Larry Walters and River del Lano from Uncaged Love to discuss the dangerous implications of SESTA/FOSTA at a panel at SXSW in Austin. SESTA/FOSTA was the federal bill signed into law on April 11, 2018,...
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DSW Files Legal Brief in Federal Court Case

DSW Files Legal Brief in Federal Court Case

February 20, 2019 DSW drafted and submitted to a federal CA court a spirited amicus brief that challenges the constitutionality of the devastating FOSTA/SESTA law. This “friend of the court” brief was cosigned by an impressive array of organizations, including Sex Workers Project, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Brooklyn Defender Services, St....
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Prostitution Advocacy Group Launches National Campaign To Decriminalize Sex Work

Prostitution Advocacy Group Launches National Campaign To Decriminalize Sex Work

Decriminalize Sex Work www.DecriminalizeSex.Work Contact Kaytlin Bailey, Director of Communications kaytlin@dswork.org NEW YORK, NY ***EMBARGOED UNTIL 5:00 p.m. ET on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3*** Prostitution Advocacy Group Launches National Campaign to Decriminalize Sex Work In response to the new federal law that resulted in widespread censorship of websites that include sexual...
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The Washington Post on the Sex Trafficking Law

Has the Sex-Trafficking Law Eliminated 90 Percent of Sex-Trafficking? (The Washington Post, August 20, 2018) Much of the information used by Rep. Ann Wagner when advocating for FOSTA/SESTA bills was incorrect and misleading.
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A New Law Intended To Curb Sex Trafficking Threatens the Future of the Internet As We Know It

A New Law Intended To Curb Sex Trafficking Threatens the Future of the Internet As We Know It

A New Law Intended To Curb Sex Trafficking Threatens the Future of the Internet As We Know It (Vox, July 2, 2018)
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The Deadly Consequences of the Anti-Sex Trafficking Law

The Deadly Consequences of the Anti-Sex Trafficking Law

The Deadly Consequences of the Anti-Sex Trafficking Law (TheCrimeReport.org, June 4, 2018)
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FOSTA Panel With Ceyenne Doroshow, Stoya and Suraj Patel

FOSTA Panel With Ceyenne Doroshow, Stoya and Suraj Patel

June 2018 Melissa participated in a panel discussing federal legislation FOSTA/SESTA and its impact on sex workers, free speech, and the internet.
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Anti-Sex-Trafficking Advocates Say New Law Cripples Efforts To Save Victims

Anti-Sex-Trafficking Advocates Say New Law Cripples Efforts To Save Victims

Anti-Sex-Trafficking Advocates Say New Law Cripples Efforts To Save Victims (Rolling Stone, May 25, 2018)
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Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them

Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them

Trump Just Signed SESTA/FOSTA, a Law Sex Workers Say Will Literally Kill Them (VICE, April 11, 2018)
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Why Internet Advocates Are Against the Anti–Sex Trafficking Bill

Why Internet Advocates Are Against the Anti–Sex Trafficking Bill

Why Internet Advocates Are Against the Anti–Sex Trafficking Bill (Slate, March 14, 2018)
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