Could DC Decriminalize Prostitution?

DC To Hold Public Hearing On Bill To Decriminalize Sex Trade

(Washington, DC) — The Washington DC City Council will hold a public hearing Thursday to consider fully decriminalizing the sex trade in the District. The Community Safety and Health Amendment Act of 2019 was introduced by independent DC council member David Grosso on June 4th. According to reports, the act would remove all criminal penalties for commercial sexual exchanges, such as prostitution, for those 18 years and older. If passed, it would make DC the first city in the U.S. where prostitution and sex work is decriminalized.