Second objective: Decriminalize sex work
The sex worker is an integral part of our history here in the Pacific Northwest--as significant a contributor to settlement as the silver-miner, pioneer, and lumberjack...
From the Libertarian Party Statement of Principles:
"The Libertarian Party supports the decriminalization of prostitution. We assert the right of consenting adults to provide sexual services to clients for compensation, and the right of clients to purchase sexual services from consenting sex workers."
Criminalization casts a shadow that prevents sex workers from being able to bring to light exploitation and injustice. It leaves them exposed to harassment and violence from law enforcement officials. (Human Rights Watch, 2007)