The New York City Council's Committee on Public Safety held a hearing on June 9, 2014, on Proposed Resolution No. 264-2014, calling on the New York State Legislature to pass A.2736/S.1379, which would prohibit possession of a condom from being used as evidence of prostitution and certain other offenses. At the hearing, CHLP Legal Director, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, testified about the harmful trend towards confiscation and criminalization of condoms.
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