Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, speaking to a joint session of Nevada lawmakers, says the state should outlaw bordellos.
…when it comes to attracting businesses, Reid said, “parents don’t want their children to look out of a school bus and see a brothel. Or live in a state with the wrong kind of red lights.”
“So let’s have an adult conversation about an adult subject,” he said.
Brooke Taylor, a prostitute at Bunny Ranch east of Carson City, called Reid’s speech “offensive” and said Reid should be proud of the way the state’s brothels regulate the sex industry.
“We’re the first ones to do it right,” Taylor said.
Hey, wait a minute! Couldn’t the world’s oldest profession help the economy?
Former state archivist Guy Rocha said this was the first time he has heard a U.S. senator ask the Legislature to act on the issue.
“I don’t see how brothels are undermining the economy,” Rocha said.
Two years ago, brothel owners supported a bill to impose a $5 tax on sex acts, but the measure died in committee.