Lawmakers to Repeal Loitering for Prostitution Law They Say is Harmful to Minority Groups

Senator Jen Metzger and Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson are aiming to repeal the “loitering for the purpose of prostitution” law, which allows police to detain or arrest someone if officers think the person is loitering for sex work. Supporters say the law is harmful to Black, transgender, and non-binary people, with 2018 statistics demonstrating that 91 percent of people arrested under the law were Black or Latinx and 80 percent identified as women, according to the Human Rights Campaign.


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