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Friday, May 26, 2006

Prostitution trial in Ellicott City

In today's Sun is an article (with picture) about postponement of a prostitution trial. I guess this sells newspapers.
In my view, prostitution should be legalized and regulated only to protect against disease. No matter how stringent the laws against it, prostitution will vanish from society only when the urge to have sex vanishes and we know when that will be. The legal efforts to stamp it out just forces it underground where the danger of disease and thuggery increases. End the hypocrisy about sex and let the police and law enforcement people turn their attention to serious problems, which are numerous. Is sex between two people really anyone else's business but the participants? Does it really matter that money may change hands? I say no to both questions.