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So… is prostitution in Canada legal or not?

Yes and No Selling your own body for sex is legal. Buying sex is illegal. Therefore the transaction as a whole is legal on the part of the seller and illegal on the part of the buyer. See ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

canada It has not been adjudicated whether it is prohibited discrimination for a sex worker to not provide their services to all people, apparently discriminating on the grounds of gender or sex. ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

Why must victims be legally defined as prostitutes in order for a prosecution to take place? The arrangement is currently illegal* because it constitutes causing or inciting prostitution for gain or ...
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If prostitution is legal in the UK then why do people get arrested for talking to prostitutes in the street?

Prostitution is legal in the UK, but soliciting prostitution in a public place is still illegal, as are a host of other related crimes. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

germany tl;dr: In Germany, prostitution in general is covered by discrimination law. However, providing service based on gender would probably fall under one of the exceptions in discrimination law, ...
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Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”?

Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”? No. The term "fee" is defined at Texas Penal Code § 43.01 which states: (1-b) “Fee” means the payment or offer ...
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Does a sex-for-food/protection arrangement qualify as rape?

Socially the woman has become a "kept woman". It would not be rape, at least in most jurisdictions, because the officer is using neither force nor threats of force. The duress is from her ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

According to a blog post (written by a lawyer who actually has had multiple people ask about that), it depends on several things. The gist is that they're not getting away with this "brilliant ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

Sex for rent arrangements are illegal solely because prostitution is illegal, and because economic duress is not a defense to most criminal offenses or civil legal obligations. Otherwise it would be a ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

I would imagine this is because there is not a law specifically criminalizing the practice of offering a "sex-for-rent" arrangement in itself; rather, this is/has been normally handled under ...
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Can a USA federal employee use a prostitute in a Las Vegas where it is legal?

Short Answer It is not illegal for a federal employee or anyone else, who is not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to travel to Nevada for the purposes of engaging the services of a ...
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Is there a government department in the Netherlands regulating sex work?

The Netherlands has a more pragmatic approach towards sex work, in which the government tries to balance the protection of the rights of sex workers with the need to prevent exploitation and abuse. ...
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Is there a right to contract oneself, or one’s dependents, into servitude?

NO (mostly). Servitude means that the employer, or owner of the indenture, or whatever, can use physical force to make the indentee carry out the work given. If the indentee runs away they can be ...
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Is hiring a dominatrix legal in Canada?

The closest possible prohibition is found in s. 286.1 of the Criminal Code, which makes it an offence to pay for the "sexual services of a person." "Sexual services" is not a ...
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Does discrimination law apply to prostitutes?

england-and-wales We will not address the legality of sex services but the core of the question, refusal to provide service because of a protected characteristic. Under the equality law, generally, ...
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If prostitution is legal in the UK then why do people get arrested for talking to prostitutes in the street?

In Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland), prostitution itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal,[2] but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, ...
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Can you bet sexual acts?

united-states In most jurisdictions in the U.S. this would be unenforceable, and possible even a crime. (Many non-U.S. jurisdiction are more legally tolerant of both gambling and of prostitution, and ...
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Does this situation qualify as "reasonable suspicion"?

Singapore, being a former British Colony, would likely use Common Law Terms like "Reasonable Suspicion" and "Probable Cause" (Probable Cause is a the general principle that covers terms such as ...
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Is a journalist who uses sex to get information considered a prostitute?

Since you're posting on Law, I will assume that you are interested in the legal definition of prostitution. This depends entirely on the jurisdiction, which you have not specified very precisely (...
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Is the act of receiving a 'happy ending' illegal in Canada?

The third link clarifies that purchasing sex is a crime, but selling it is not: The new prostitution laws do not criminalize the sale of sexual services. They also protect those who sell their own ...
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Does the legal definition of prostitution exclude gifts as a type of “fee”?

Giving or receiving a gift doesn’t make it prostitution. But just because you call it a gift doesn’t make it one. A gift is something given without an expectation of anything in return, and you can’t ...
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Is hiring a dominatrix legal in Canada?

If the service is not sexual, yes A sexual service “is a service that is sexual in nature and whose purpose is to sexually gratify the person who receives it” including “sexual intercourse; ...
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Is there a government department in the Netherlands regulating sex work?

new-south-wales The sex industry is just another industrial sector It is regulated just like any other business and it also has specific regulation - just like construction, mining, health, logistics ...
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Is there a right to contract oneself, or one’s dependents, into servitude?

Yes It’s called a contract - in return for some benefit, you agree to limit your future actions. You can contract for yourself but you generally bind another to a contract although legal guardians can ...
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Can a USA federal employee use a prostitute in a Las Vegas where it is legal?

First of all, contrary to popular legend, it is not legal for anyone regardless of employer to solicite prostitution in Las Vegas. While Prostitution is Legal in Nevada, Clark County, the county in ...
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Do existing laws bar cyberprostitution?

It could conceivably be a pornography crime, particularly if a participant is a minor, but there is no precedent for considering remote interaction involving sexual content, in the nature of a camgirl ...
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Does this situation qualify as "reasonable suspicion"?

Answering the question for Singapore will be difficult, since it would require a non-trivial knowledge of Singaporean constitution law and interpretation especially regarding search and seizure. In ...
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Hypothetically walking the line between pornography and prostitution

I do not know that there is a hard-and-fast standard or rule that would be applied, but as I mentioned in my comment above, I assume they would prosecute such an operation the way they would any other ...
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