Old language on sex work is officially gone from the Burlington city charter. Now what? | Burlington Free Press

Old language on sex work is officially gone from the Burlington city charter. Now what? | Burlington Free Press

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Burlington’s Vote To Strike Language on Sex Work From City Charter Becomes Law

Burlington’s Vote To Strike Language on Sex Work From City Charter Becomes Law

June 8, 2022 Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed H.746, An act relating to an amendment to the charter of the City of Burlington, striking harmful language from the city’s charter. In March, 69% of Burlington residents voted to support equity, safety, and dignity by opting to remove the discriminatory language...
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Vermont Legislature Ratifies Burlington’s Vote To Strike Archaic and Discriminatory Language from City Charter

Vermont Legislature Ratifies Burlington’s Vote To Strike Archaic and Discriminatory Language from City Charter

May 10, 2022 The Vermont Senate voted to pass Burlington’s charter change, striking harmful language from the city charter. In March, 69% of Burlington residents voted to support equity, safety, and dignity by opting to remove the archaic language from the charter, which mandates that peace officers “restrain and suppress...
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Vermont city nixes old language about sex work from charter | AP

Vermont city nixes old language about sex work from charter | AP

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Burlington, Vermont Votes To Remove Language That Discriminates Against Sex Workers From City Charter

Burlington, Vermont Votes To Remove Language That Discriminates Against Sex Workers From City Charter

March 1, 2022 Burlington voters overwhelmingly chose to remove archaic and discriminatory language from their city charter. The current charter mandates that Burlington “restrain and suppress houses of ill fame and disorderly houses, and to punish common prostitutes and persons consorting therewith.” The question of whether to remove the language...
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State Bills to Watch in 2022

State Bills to Watch in 2022

January 1, 2022 Bills to decriminalize sex work are being considered in New York (S3075/A849), Massachusetts (H1867), Vermont (H630), and Missouri (H2388). Several other pieces of legislation to improve the health, safety, and human rights of sex workers and related communities have been introduced around the country. Massachusetts also saw...
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Vermont City Amends Language on Sex Work in the City Charter | U.S. News & World Report

Vermont City Amends Language on Sex Work in the City Charter | U.S. News & World Report

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Burlington, VT City Council Votes To Remove Language on Sex Work From Its City Charter

Burlington, VT City Council Votes To Remove Language on Sex Work From Its City Charter

December 13, 2021 In a historic move, the Burlington, VT City Council unanimously supported a resolution to remove harmful, stigmatizing, and archaic language around prostitution from its city charter. Burlington voters will now have the opportunity to vote on the measure in March. The formal process to amend the charter...
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Sex workers in Vermont discuss why they are seeking decriminalization | Burlington Free Press

Sex workers in Vermont discuss why they are seeking decriminalization | Burlington Free Press

Sex workers in Vermont discuss why they are seeking decriminalization (December 1, 2021) DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly is quoted: “We have to separate adult consensual prostitution from [human] trafficking so that we can actually begin to go after traffickers in a more robust way.”
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An Organization for Vermont Sex Workers Helps Feed Community With Organic Garden | Seven Days

An Organization for Vermont Sex Workers Helps Feed Community With Organic Garden | Seven Days

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Burlington City Council Will Consider Decriminalizing Sex Work | Seven Days

Burlington City Council Will Consider Decriminalizing Sex Work | Seven Days

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Bill in Vermont Would Decriminalize Prostitution | ABC News

Bill in Vermont Would Decriminalize Prostitution | ABC News

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VT Legislators Move Toward Supporting Sex Workers

VT Legislators Move Toward Supporting Sex Workers

January 3, 2020 A group of VT lawmakers introduced two historic bills for sex workers’ rights. The first bill, HB 569, would repeal current statutes that prohibit sex work. If passed, the bill would remove criminal penalties for consensual, adult prostitution in the state. Human trafficking—or any other form of...
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Sex Work Decriminalization Bill Introduced | VTDigger

Sex Work Decriminalization Bill Introduced | VTDigger

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