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View Poll Results: Should Arizona legalize prostitution/brothels?
Yes 75 58.14%
No 48 37.21%
Statewide 11 8.53%
Rural counties only 4 3.10%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-20-2018, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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It's taboo to certain people but it's legal in most of non-urban Nevada, some European countries (Germany, Switzerland, Hungary), parts of Australia and some counties in South America.

Benefits are more jobs, reduced sex trafficking, reduce violence against women, its a victim-less crime and with the recent wave of 3rd wave Feminism, its a place for men to let off some steam.

'Sex workers in Nevada have to get monthly tests for syphilis and HIV and weekly tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia. Nevada also requires condoms for all sex in brothels. This law is posted on the outside of the state's brothels, according to the paper by Barbara Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck of the University of Nevada.'

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-...tution-2013-11

Should Arizona go the route of legalizing it in rural areas similar to Nevada like Mohave, La Paz, Navaho, Apache, Graham and Greenlee counties or do statewide? Legalized brothels in Mohave county would get clients from Las Vegas to drive to Kingman.

With the economy booming under Trump, he should take advantage of this. He ought to decriminalize it and let the states come up with their own ballots and let the people decide how to vote on it.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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Of course it should. Let adults make their own choices. If you think your orange boy will do anything on this front, you don’t realize how necessary the bible-thumper’s support is to him. Don’t get your hopes up.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Of course it should. Let adults make their own choices. If you think your orange boy will do anything on this front, you don’t realize how necessary the bible-thumper’s support is to him. Don’t get your hopes up.
This is why the Republican party either needs to split off from the religious nut cases/tradcons or the Libertarians need to get candidates running take their candidacy serious to be considered a formidable 3rd party. The endless 2 party cycle never gets anything accomplished.

For the most part, I agree. Two consenting adults should be responsible enough to make decisions without interference from the government.
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ
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You forgot to mention Navajo county, lol.

But: spoiler alert. Anyone who thinks that Trump is a full on Republican has their blinders on. Think about it. He is almost trying to do everything that Ron Paul proposed. Ron Paul is pretty much a libertarian.

I've been saying something like this for the last two years. Trump saw that a full on independent does not win. Think Perot, etc. Trump looked at both parties' candidates. He did not think he could win the Democratic nomination because of Hillary, so he took on as a Republican because they didn't have anyone that could beat Hillary in the general.

Do I need to continue? My gosh, any thinking person can see this.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Yes. It's safer for all involved. Human trafficking is still illegal in legalized models. The tired reasons for prohibition are nothing but hot air.

Recommended reading for detractors and those on the fence, Sex For Sale and Legalizing Prostitution, both by Ronald Weitzer.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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We're really having this conversation?
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Trump relies way to heavily on Bible thumpers to ever even consider this.

More important though is your premise is way off. Prostitution being illegal is a state law issue. Therefore, Trump really couldn’t decriminalize it because it’s not federally criminalized. We’d have to get our state legislature and governor to do it. They won’t. They’re too invested in private prisons to take a category of people out of them and it would be incredibly politically unpopular especially for the GOP with their own base.

But I do agree, it’s like drugs, criminalizing it makes it less safe, not more.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ and Redwood City, CA
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This is why the Republican party either needs to split off from the religious nut cases/tradcons or the Libertarians need to get candidates running take their candidacy serious to be considered a formidable 3rd party. The endless 2 party cycle never gets anything accomplished.
Someday you may come to understand that the Legislature “never getting anything accomplished” is a good thing.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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Of all the ex-prostitutes I met as a therapist, I can't think of one who thought it enhanced their lives. Their kids suffered the consequences too. So from a women's perspective no.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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Of all the ex-prostitutes I met as a therapist, I can't think of one who thought it enhanced their lives. Their kids suffered the consequences too. So from a women's perspective no.
They did it illegally, so how would they be further harmed by legalizing it? How would legalizing it have changed their fate other than keeping them safer and cleaner? Your comments speak to the merits of prostitution, not the legal implications.
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