Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Via Nathan Hamm, I see that some in Kyrgyzstan want to officially legalize prostitution. I find this situation odd, as prostitution is not currently illegal, so I'm not sure what actually legalizing it would change. The point seems to be to keep better tabs on it for purposes of public health and safety. Reading between the lines, however, I'm not sure that would really have much impact. Prostitution is frowned upon enough that many prostitutes would refuse to register, and many clients would avoid registered prostitutes. The alternative is to ban prostitution altogether.