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Family values: Nevadans support brothels over marriage equality

Sunday, June 17, 2012

There’s one thing Nevada voters across party lines can agree on: they love them some brothels, according to recent Public Policy Polling.

In fact, 64 percent of Nevadans think brothels should be legal, while only 23 percent think they should be illegal.

Satori Son, via Wikimedia Commons

The Chicken Ranch is a legal, licensed brothel in Pahrump, Nev., 60 miles west Las Vegas.

The most striking conclusion of the polling reflects that equal numbers of both Democrats and Republicans — 66 percent — each think that brothels should be legal.

In comparison, however, in late March, Public Policy Polling found that only 20 percent of Nevada GOP voters supported same-sex marriage.

Nevada is the only U.S. state to allow legalized prostitution, in the form of regulated brothels, which are typically situated in isolated rural areas.

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12 more reader comments:

  1. Brothels make money…equality doesn’t.

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:29pm
  2. stay classy Nevada

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:30pm
  3. one does have to wonder about cat houses legal in these days regardless of anything else., i guess it’s morals and money as opposed to morals and doing what the people want.

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:32pm
  4. Equality does, though. Marriages are an economic boom to states, and states that prohibit equality lose businesses to other states because of talent drain.

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:32pm
  5. wow, because that makes total sense….. O.o

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:33pm
  6. Oh, I agree, Peter, I was just being mildly catty. :-)

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:35pm
  7. …there are no words to truly describe how BACKWARD this is.

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:41pm
  8. There’s always Carolina. You can marry your cousin just not your gay cousin..

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:53pm
  9. There’s something incredibly wrong with that notion. Have we drifted in an alternate universe or something?

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 4:54pm
  10. I personally believe that a person should have the right to have sex with whomever they want for whatever reason they want, even if it is for money. The issue of whether or not prostiution should be legal has NOTHING to do with marriage equality.

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 5:26pm
  11. WTF!

    Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 7:07pm
  12. Typical of homophobes

    Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:32am