Harry Reid doesn’t like hookers. But the Senate majority leader’s statement to the Nevada legislature urging that prostitution be made illegal in his home state went over like a lead balloon.
“I think the time has come for us to outlaw prostitution,” Reid said Tuesday in an address to a joint legislative session in Carson City. The response? Silence from the packed chamber.
Prostitution is against the law in Las Vegas and Reno, but most Nevada counties allow and regulate the world oldest profession.
The lifelong Nevadan, born in the little town of Searchlight, devoted three paragraphs to prostitution in a lengthy speech about tax relief, clean energy, the benefits of the stimulus bill, and other public policy issues.
Meanwhile the Shady Lady Ranch is looking to expand its client base to include the fairer sex.
Brothel owner Bobbi Davis got the go-ahead Tuesday to hire what her website cheekily calls “a few good men.”
Her Shady Lady Ranch is searching for “service-oriented” guys willing to become Nevada’s first legal male sex workers.
[...]A county board’s vote Tuesday affirming that Davis could offer “shady men” to her clientele followed months of rancorous debate among the state’s legal brothel community. The industry, in its own peculiar way, is somewhat conservative: Considered an anachronism of bawdy mining camps by some Nevada newcomers, it often balks at change.