When California passed the anti-sex trafficking measure 'Proposition 35' in 2012, an overwhelming 81 percent of voters chose "yes on 35." After all, who could be against a law that sought to crack down on traffickers of juvenile sex slaves?
As it turns out, some of the most outspoken opponents of the law were sex workers themselves. They balked at the provision requiring sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, fearing that the overly broad definition of trafficker could ensnare them, their customers, and their family members. The anti-pimping provisions, they argued, blurred the legal lines between coercive underage trafficking and consensual, adult prostitution.
Can legalized prostitution do more good than celebrity-backed anti-trafficking organizations could ever hope for? Watch the video for the full story.