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    France prostitution: MPs outlaw paying for sex

    French MPs have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to 3,750 (3,027, $4,274) for those buying sexual acts.
    Those convicted would also have to attend classes to learn about the conditions faced by prostitutes.



    It has taken more than two years to pass the controversial legislation because of differences between the two houses of parliament over the issue.
    Some sex workers protested against the law during the final debate.

    The demonstrators outside parliament in Paris, numbering about 60, carried banners and placards one of which read: "Don't liberate me, I'll take care of myself", the AFP news agency reports.

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of the law have said it will help fight trafficking networks Members of the Strass sex workers' union say it will affect the livelihoods of prostitutes, estimated to number between 30,000 and 40,000.

    But supporters of the law have said it will help fight trafficking networks.
    It will also make it easier for foreign prostitutes to get a temporary residence permit in France if they agree to find jobs outside prostitution.
    "The most important aspect of this law is to accompany prostitutes, give them identity papers because we know that 85% of prostitutes here are victims of trafficking," Socialist MP Maud Olivier, who sponsored the legislation, told the Associated Press news agency.

    The law was passed in the final vote on the bill in the lower house of parliament by 64 to 12 with 11 abstentions, France's Le Monde newspaper reports.

    It supersedes one from 2003 that penalised sex workers for soliciting.
    Correspondents say the predominately right-wing Senate has been opposed to the ban - and parliamentary debates have often ended in deadlock.

    Those found guilty for paying for sex will have to pay a first time fine of 1,500 euros, which will more than double for a repeat offence.
    Sweden was the first country to criminalise those who pay for sex rather than the prostitutes.

    Swedish authorities say the number of women on the streets in the prostitution area in Stockholm has fallen since the legislation was introduced.

    France prostitution: MPs outlaw paying for sex - BBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    Those found guilty for paying for sex will have to pay a first time fine of 1,500 euros, which will more than double for a repeat offence.
    Wow.


    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    because we know that 85% of prostitutes here are victims of trafficking
    How do they know that if they do not even know the number ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    estimated to number between 30,000 and 40,000.
    But, if those statistics are true, then an admirable effort to clean it all up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    MPs outlaw paying for sex
    So it's free then.

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    Or it's a BJ, which isn't really sex...

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    these idiots who don't understand that all sex is a transaction - how the fcuk are these retards allowed to make decisions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    the conditions faced by prostitutes
    are because of the laws being passed which forces it far from the public view


    Quote Originally Posted by Maud Olivier
    85% of prostitutes here are victims of trafficking
    because the more illegal it becomes the more it costs which attracts the scum who want to make the big money involved

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    I bet they were crying when they had to vote for that.

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    prostitutes, estimated to number between 30,000 and 40,000.
    I expect the unemployment rate will rise soon.

    It will also make it easier for foreign prostitutes to get a temporary residence permit in France if they agree to find jobs outside prostitution.
    Yes, mon guvnor, I agrees not to sell the sex for money. Now give moi a residence permit tout de suite cuz a customer he is waiting. Merci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    Quote: Originally Posted by Looper MPs outlaw paying for sex So it's free then.
    Don't MP's get enough perks already?
    Seriously, I have to agree with Baldrick. I would go further and legalise it and regulate it.
    Denying people the right to negotiate for basic human needs is like outlawing restaurants or housing.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    Quote: Originally Posted by Looper MPs outlaw paying for sex So it's free then.

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    Perhaps they should call them "tips" instead of wages.

    You: Great shag love thanks.
    Her: How about a tip?
    You: I hear Grumbling Fanny has a good chance in the 3:30 at Doncaster.

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    I often wonder when an illegal is arrested they never say" I came here because the money is much better than my home town "
    No, it's always Im trafficked, asylum thank you

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    I sense a profitable new route Paris to U Tapao for those Air France A380s

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    How often do you see an attractive woman washing her own car, mowing her own lawn, painting her own house, buying her own dinner, moving her own furniture....etc. Hope they've outlawed the "soft" prostitution behind these behaviors too.

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    ffs isn't there any good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    How often do you see an attractive woman washing her own car, mowing her own lawn, painting her own house, buying her own dinner, moving her own furniture....etc. Hope they've outlawed the "soft" prostitution behind these behaviors too.
    Errr, all the time. It's perfectly normal. Bad divorce, was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    MPs outlaw paying for sex
    So it's free then.
    Brilliant, just give the girls presents in return, as the hypocritical rich elite and politicians do.

    Yup, a gift demands a gift.

    Tax free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    How often do you see an attractive woman washing her own car, mowing her own lawn, painting her own house, buying her own dinner, moving her own furniture....etc. Hope they've outlawed the "soft" prostitution behind these behaviors too.
    Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, through trade and exchange.

    Ever since apes climbed out of the tree and even before.

    It was made respectable and safe-guarded to a degree through marriage, a union supposedly sanctified and blessed by some sky fairies to scare off rivals competing for the forbidden fruit, which protection was not afforded to lesser beasts.

    The dopey religious idiots are the only ones who want to make criminal a system of mutual reward through trade and exchange, as they suffer in unwanted, limiting and unfulfilling monogamous, financially depleting unions with old bats they can't stand any more, but have to pretend to 'love', for appearances sake.

    The law makers are still living in the dark ages, literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    How often do you see an attractive woman... mowing her own lawn..,


    No your honour I paid her to leave!

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    Ha ha!

    That's the advice for a chap after he's picked up a bar girl in Thailand.

    You don't pay her to come to your room for a romp, you pay the little gold digger to leave,......after.

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