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2/1/2005

On the implications of legalized prostitution…

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As an unexpected byproduct of Germany’s legalization of prostitution is the legal requirement that women receiving unemployment compensation will be denied further benefits if they refuse to take employment as a prostitute. As Germany no longer considers prostitution illegal, and brothel-owners are required to pay taxes, the argument has been made that excluding brothels from the benefits of Germany’s employment services would be inappropriate. Care may be required in explaining to the apparently mechanized German government the distinctions that may be drawn between activities that are illegal, immoral, and hygenically unsound.

Such examples of the sticky legal ground broken by legalized prostitution may be required to counter the cries for legalization that may soon come from Florida Assistant Attorney General John Rimes who, after collecting $500 in cash for the payment of two prostitutes that he had invited into his hotel room at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, met with the criminally connected element of prostitution. To that end, Rimes was pepper-sprayed, beaten, and robbed by a well-dressed pimp…

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