WHEREAS the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts defends individual freedom for everyone with no exceptions.
WHEREAS the platform of the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts has two pillars: Self Ownership and Non-Aggression.
WHEREAS Self Ownership implies the right to engage in sexual activity between consenting adults and consequently sex work by consenting adults.
WHEREAS the platform of the Libertarian Party at the national level, which the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts was affiliated with, explicitly states: "The Libertarian Party supports the decriminalization of prostitution. We assert the right of consenting adults to provide sexual services to clients for compensation, and the right of clients to purchase sexual services from consenting sex workers."
BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts supports the full decriminalization of sex work and endorses Massachusetts Bill HD.2200 - “An Act to promote the health and safety of people in the sex trade” - as a first good step in that direction.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Libertarian Association of Massachusetts urges the legislature of the Commonwealth to pass this bill as a step towards the urgently needed broader Criminal Justice Reform.
Adopted by the LAMA State Convention on March 20, 2021