Nevada Sex Workers Concerned With Proposed Brothel Policy

At Issue Is Amount Of Time Workers Could Be Away From Brothels

Associated Press
October 08, 2019 - 6:26 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A proposed amendment to a Nevada county ordinance has renewed a debate about the rights of sex workers in the state.

The Nye County ordinance would restrict the hours when legal prostitutes are permitted to leave licensed brothels.

Officials say workers would be prohibited from leaving brothels for more than six hours within a 10-day period.

Brothel officials say they are concerned workers could have unprotected sex off the premises.

Some current and former sex workers say the ordinance infringes on the rights of legal prostitutes.

Nye County Commission officials declined to comment when asked if the ordinance discriminates against or violates the rights of prostitutes.

The draft is set to be introduced October 15th. A public hearing date has not yet been scheduled.