Read the full article by Michael French at AVN.com
Elizabeth Warren became the fifth Democratic presidential candidate to take a stand for sex work decriminalization.
Massachusetts Senator and Progressive Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been surging in recent polls, the most recent two of which show her overtaking Progressive Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, to move into second place in the race to win the party’s 2020 nomination, behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who remains the current frontrunner.
But on Wednesday, Warren added another welcome plank to her platform, becoming the fifth 2020 candidate in the field to publicly state her support—at least in a limited way—for decriminalizing sex work.
“I’m open to decriminalization,” Warren said in a statement issued in response to a question from a Washington Post reporter. “Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy but they are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse and hardship.”
Warren added, however, that decriminalization should not “undermine legal protections for the most vulnerable, including the millions of individuals who are victims of human trafficking each year.”
As AVN.com reported last week, only four candidates—and only two who are currently polling above two percent—were willing to go on the record supporting sex work decriminalization at that time.
Those two candidates were California Senator Kamala Harris, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. But now Warren has added her name to that list.