Elizabeth Warren Says She’s ‘Open’ to Decriminalizing Prostitution

In this March 8, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Leading up to an LGBTQ forum hosted by CNN, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said she was ‘open’ to decriminalizing ‘sex work’, including brothels, pimping and prostitution.

“… And I am open to decriminalizing sex work. Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy and are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse,” she said in a tweet, according to Faithwire.

She has mentioned this belief previously in an interview with the Washington Post.

She is, however, not the only candidate with this belief. According to reason.com, four other candidates—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey—have also voiced support for decriminalization.

“As a general matter, I don’t believe that we should be criminalizing activity between consenting adults, and especially when doing so causes even more harm for those involved,” Booker said. “The real question here is what will make sex workers safer and reduce exploitation, and abundant evidence points to decriminalization.”

Bernie Sanders, however, has been vaguer and addressed concerns with sex trafficking.

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