Author: Jeremy Harding

A cynical, pessimistic skeptic of everything, and a Libertarian blogger of the Tumblrsphere. I also run TimeToFree.US. Also contributed content for The Laissez Faire Gazette and The Sovereignty Network. Also on Liberty.Me, and recently started making YouTube videos. Basically, here to make statists' lives harder in as many areas as possible.

No, California Did Not Legalize Child Prostitution

What’s a New Year’s weekend like without a popular lie circling the internet? I ask because it doesn’t appear we’ll ever see a day like that again. Especially with sensationalist partisan rags like the Washington Examiner producing partisan garbage like their most recent: “California Democrats legalize child prostitution”. With cursory research, one finds that couldn’t be much further from the truth.

The article starts out with a line straight out of Fearmongering for Dummies, and states, “Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.” Unfortunately, that’s also wrong. The relevant text of the bill (SB 1322) states: