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The Coming Burlington Sex Trade – Higher Education With Benefits?

UPDATE: It passed.

Tomorrow, Burlington City Meeting voters will vote on Ballot #5, to remove from the city charter all language making prostitution illegal. If approved by voters and (eventually) by the Vermont Legislature, Ballot #5 would ‘decriminalize’ prostitution within the city limits. 

Supporters say the existing language is sexist, racist and no longer represents societal norms. Opponents, including New Englanders Against Sexual Violence, disagree and offer the following reasons to vote no. 

Burlington’s polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm tomorrow. The ballot also will include elections and spending requests.

Guy Page

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