Tag Archives: sex workers

Ex-Rentboy CEO Sentenced To Six Months In Prison

NBC News reports: The former CEO of a once-popular male escort service website who pleaded guilty last year to promoting prostitution was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday by a judge who said she wanted to send a deterrent message even though she knows the business helped people. Jeffrey Hurant, who ran the Rentboy.com site, which billed itself as …

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LGBT Groups: Decriminalize Sex Work

A coalition of five national LGBT groups reacted to today’s raid on the Rentboy.com offices by tweeting out links to a recently published joint statement calling for decriminalizing sex work. The statement was first issued two weeks ago. An excerpt: As LGBT rights organizations in the United States, we join to applaud and support Amnesty International’s recent resolution to protect …

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CANADA: Supreme Court Strikes Down Laws Against Prostitution And Brothels

The Canadian Supreme Court today issued a sweeping ruling which declares that laws banning prostitution and brothels are a violation of the federal constitution. In striking down laws prohibiting brothels, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public with clients, the top court ruled Friday that the laws were over-broad and grossly disproportionate. “Parliament has the power to …

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