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    Default Hotels allowed to discriminate..

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    Hotels are now being allowed to discriminate against sex workers operating on their property. Sex workers are claiming that they should be allowed to conduct business in hotels and motels, because it's safer than outcalls to private homes. Hotels and motels are saying that it leaves them liable for a range of additional costs, and a host of other problems, including that they are ultimately responsible, although it is not their business. Prostitution in legally registered brothels is completely legal in QLD

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    If it's legal, then they shouldn't be discriminated against.. but I think, if I am reading right, only certain registered buildings are tolerated in this legal notion? Hotels are not a brothel..

    Even so. How do hotels really know if someone is a sex worker or not? True, the girl could admit it, but outside of that.. who is to say what she does with her spare time and private life? I'd hate to just be a party girl and be mistaken for a whore and banned from a hotel as a result.. Where does the line get drawn on what constitutes a whore, especially when it is an illegal act and thus they probably aren't going to admit or lead on to it one way or the other?
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    Hm... perhaps the introduction of prostitute licensing would help identify prostitutes. Before a lady of the night is licensed to take clientele, she must pass a health and safety exam and take a blood test. Any STD's would appear on her license. Also, this is helpful for ensuring the proper income taxes are remitted. This could actually be implemented in countries where prostitution is illegal as well Regulate and tax it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilateral Entry View Post
    Hm... perhaps the introduction of prostitute licensing would help identify prostitutes. Before a lady of the night is licensed to take clientele, she must pass a health and safety exam and take a blood test. Any STD's would appear on her license. Also, this is helpful for ensuring the proper income taxes are remitted. This could actually be implemented in countries where prostitution is illegal as well Regulate and tax it!
    What does this have to do with the article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyMan View Post
    What does this have to do with the article?
    if easily identifiable, hotels could easily discriminate prostitutes from working there

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    Hotels should be allowed to discriminate. I don't think they'd like it if someone rented a room and turned it into a meth lab, either. Renting a room does not mean "anything goes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Hotels should be allowed to discriminate. I don't think they'd like it if someone rented a room and turned it into a meth lab, either. Renting a room does not mean "anything goes".
    But having sex in a hotel room is acceptable. Just not when money changes hands.... for some reason...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilateral Entry View Post
    But having sex in a hotel room is acceptable. Just not when money changes hands.... for some reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilateral Entry View Post
    But having sex in a hotel room is acceptable. Just not when money changes hands.... for some reason...
    I think they're talking about when the person actually gets the room and proceeds to run the business out of it. So they'd have customers coming and going.

    I wondered how they would even know about it in the first place at first, because it typically seems to be the opposite of this - they pick up first elsewhere and then get the room as a one shot deal - but then I realized they must be talking about when they get the room and station there and actually run their business from that room.

    If that's the case then I'm inclined to agree with the ruling, especially in hotels. It would be hard to miss customers traipsing through the lobby at any hours of the day strangely going to one room. It'd be quite obvious, kind of like how drug houses are here with all the strange people that come and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
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    Well IMO society's a little too image-obsessed anyhow. People having sex in a hotel room for free, vs. for money doesn't change the quality of the actual hotel. I don't think discriminating for purposes of upkeep of a reputation is a legitimate reason. I would say to the hotels "sorry these customers aren't convenient for you. But unless they're causing damage or bothering other guests, you don't have a reason to discriminate".

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