Elizabeth Warren 'Open' to Decriminalizing Sex Work

John Romero | June 20, 2019

If free college, healthcare, and abortions weren't enough to convince you to vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), now her views on sex work will surely put you over the top. 

According to Washington Post contributor, Dave Weigel, when asked about decriminalizing prostitution, Warren indicated that she is "open" to the idea because sex workers "deserve autonomy." She added, however, that it should be done in a way that does not "undermine legal protections for the most vulnerable." 

Weigel shared her statement in a tweet: 

Warren isn’t the only 2020 Democratic hopeful who thinks this, though. Four other candidates have also come out in support of this position.

Sen. Cory Booker(D-N.J.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard(D-Hawaii), and Mike Gravel have all expressed support for decriminalizing prostitution. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has said that it is something that should be considered but has not come out in official support of it. 

(Cover Photo: Flickr / Gage Skidmore)