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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