UPDATE (MARCH 26/2012): The Ontario Court of Appeals
says some of the province's anti-prostitution laws are unconstitutional
It supports a decision previously decided by a lower Ontario court.
The court says prostitutes will be able hire bodyguards
for their protection, as well as operate brothels. But they upheld an existing law that says it's illegal to communicate for the purposes of prostitution.
Most believe the ruling will inevitably find its way to Canada's Supreme Court. The court also says there's nothing preventing lawmakers from drafting new laws, assuming they uphold Charter rights.
When this story first surfaced last year, Day 6 asked How To Run a Brothel
. Here's that segment again:
This is the front porch of the Chicken Ranch Brothel, a legal, state sanctioned bawdy house in the improbably named town of Pahrump, Nevada.
Brothels have been legal in Nevada since 1861 and they're permitted in any county with a population of less than 400,000.
That means you won't find one in Las Vegas.
The Chicken Ranch has operated for 34 years in Nye County (pop. 40,000) and for
23 24 of those years Debbie Rivenbaugh has been manager. She knows the business better than anyone.
So when prostitution laws were struck down in Canada last week we knew where to go and who to talk to.
Here's Debbie Rivenbaugh to tell you what you all you need to know to run a brothel as a successful and legal business.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE COURT'S DECISION?