Dommes, Doms, subs, fetishists, kinksters, Tops, bottoms, adventurous explorers of sexuality:
You, Your clients, your personal relationships are at risk of being arrested for assault and or prostitution.
Our lifestyles, our sexual choices, our vocations as bdsm professionals and providers are under attack.
Sexual Freedom and the pursuit of happiness go hand in hand!
Whether we choose to engage in BDSM as a lifestyle or as a professional vocation or both- this choice is being targeted by law enforcement. There was a recent Virginia case where a Judge ruled that activities associated with BDSM are assault.
He even went as far as to state there was no history of BDSM being a legitimate activity or lifestyle!
We are taking hard hits left and right! (and from the 'left' and 'right' as the attacks on porn, erotic services and our sexual freedoms are too often BIPARTISAN)
The long time established Dominatrix Directory was informed it could not publish in the United States and even though not a single case of trafficking has ever been associated with this iconic and respected publication the federal human trafficking law was used as leverage to pressure them into submission.
As of this last week (1-17-2017) Jon Baku of Fetlife.com announced that Fetlife is having to censor Fetlife under legal pressure.
Backpage.com, under pressure closed down its adult advertising section this month! (1-2017)
Are you getting the picture yet?!
WE MUST PUSH BACK!
There is a historic legal challenge taking place right now in California, which if successful could be a game changer for all erotic service providers including Dominatrices and our clients, and regarding our personal relationships and sexual freedom.
The case ESPLERP vs GASCON http://decriminalizesexwork.com argues that consensual adult sexual contact is protected under the 14th amendment. Combined with other case law, in particular the Supreme Court cases Lawrence vs Texas and Obergfell vs Hodges, it will amount to a legal precedent acknowledging that adults have the protected right to enjoy private sexual conduct, whether in the context of an intimate relationship or not, and whether money exchanges hands or not.
Simply put, WE get to decide how to manage Our BDSM and/or sexual relationships!
OBVIOUSLY the constitutionality of sexual privacy rights MUST be carved out!
The government needs to get out of our bedrooms AND our Dungeons!
Supporting this monumental legal challenge now will have a positive impact not only for those involved in providing erotic services, but will also expand protections for BDSM practitioners as well as all consenting adults.
The ESPLERP case has the potential to emancipate all erotic service providers in the nine states jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Please pledge your support of this case!
Please donate to the legal fund: http://litigatetoemancipate.com
BDSM practitioners and erotic service providers face discrimination, loss of parental rights due to their personal choice to participate in BDSM activities, possible charges of assault and/or prostitution. Our social networking platforms and publications are being attacked.
Had the ESPLERP case already succeeded, the Virginia ruling may have been very different. The success of this case will impact future rulings.
This is cutting edge litigation and it is long overdue!
Please share this site with your kinky peers, your support is a vote for SEXUAL FREEDOM!
ESPLERP: EROTIC SERVICE PROVIDER LEGAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH PROJECT http://esplerp.org
OUR COMPLACENCY DOES OUR OPPOSITIONS WORK FOR THEM. THOSE ATTEMPTING TO POLICE AND CONTROL OUR SEXUALITY ARE WELL FUNDED, WELL ORGANIZED AND RELENTLESS. WE MUST BE RELENTLESS.
PLEASE STAND WITH US, PLEASE DONATE TO THE LEGAL FUND. THANK YOU!