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Decriminalization of Prostitution Defeated in San Francisco

On the same wonderful evening that Barack Obama was voted in as our next president, Proposition K which would have decriminalized prostitution in San Francisco, was defeated. A strong majority (59%) of the people of San Francisco voted against decriminalized prostitution.

In August 2008, President-elect Obama spoke out against prostitution and trafficking as human rights abuses. Many of the people of San Francisco who spoke to No on K coalition members voiced a similar perspective.

Stay tuned for some comments about what kind of a prostitution policy would *really* make sense for San Francisco, and offer justice to those in prostitution.