No vote planned for DC sex work decriminalization bill

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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ABOVE: D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) this week did not provide a potential timeline for a vote on a bill that would decriminalize sex work in D.C. (Photo by Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons)

Less than one week after about 160 witnesses testified for and against a controversial bill to decriminalize sex work between consenting adults in the D.C., the chair of a D.C. Council Committee in charge of the bill said the committee has no immediate plans to take further action on the bill.

Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), who chairs the Council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee that presided over a contentious 14-hour hearing on the bill on Oct. 17, told the Washington Blade this week he could not say when or if the committee will schedule a vote on whether to bring the bill before the full Council for final approval.

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Watermark on the Fringe: “Lauren & Amanda Do It”

By : Layla Ferris
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Imagine a late-night talk show written by two best friends who just finished a bottle of wine.

That’s the playful and high-energy vibe Lauren Cauchy and Amanda Logan give off during their show “Lauren & Amanda Do It.”

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