Most Americans support decriminalizing sex work. Will Oregon follow?
A 2015 report prepared for Multnomah County estimated that there are over 11,000 attempts to purchase sex in the county each month. A separate study from 2013 found that over 31,000 men in Portland solicit commercial sex from online ads. That's mind-blowing, and not only because it's all illegal. If nothing else, it shows that sex is big business despite the fact that Oregon criminalizes prostitution. In Oregon, it's illegal to engage in prostitution (to sell sex or offer or