Comment of the Day

Reader: Prostitution Between Consenting Adults Should Be Legal Nationwide

We recently wrote about a Colorado Springs Police Department effort to shame men convicted of soliciting prostitution by sharing their names and photos on social media.

The CSPD believes such a tactic will reduce the demand for what it dubbed "commercialized sex," while the department's Facebook friends were divided about whether the effort was justified or offensive.

Our commenters were split as well. But one common theme involved differentiating between those who pay for sex with minors and individuals transacting only with adults.

This reader takes the argument one step further.

Kyle Geoghegan writes:
Prostitution should be legal nationwide between consenting adults. We have laws against having sex with minors, we have laws against holding someone against their will, so prosecute those crimes and leave consenting adults alone.
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