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Andrew Davis, Windy City Times

On Dec. 17—on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers—U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna ( D-California ), along with Rep. Barbara Lee ( D-California ) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ( D-Massachusetts ) introduced the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act, a Lambda Legal press release noted. Lambda Legal Staff Attorney Puneet Cheema said, in part, “”The SAFE SEX Workers Study Act is important because it acknowledges the reality that some people trade sex for economic survival, to meet their basic needs for food and shelter. Some members of the LGBT community, particularly transgender women of color, sometimes rely on sex work because they face extreme discrimination in the formal employment sector. This bill is historic in recognizing that the lives, health, and safety of people who trade sex matter.”
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