CHLP recently signed onto Lambda Legal's amicus brief in a case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a decision that did not look at the facts of whether a prostitution law in California actually promotes public health. The brief argues that not only does the law not promote public health, but criminalizing sex work actually has a detrimental impact on public health. This Lambda Legal blog post from October 12, 2016 further explains their position of seeing "no constitutionally adequate basis to criminalize sex solely because one consenting adult pays another."
The 2016 political season produced it’s fair share of perplexing moments, including this head-scratcher out of California. There is a measure that will appear on ballots in California in November called Proposition 60 that, if voted into law, will allow the public to sue adult film performers who don't use condoms. While it's hard to take a measure like this seriously, it really will be up for popular vote in California in November.