San Francisco Decriminalization of Prostitution, Measure K (November 2008)

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A San Francisco Decriminalization of Prostitution, Measure K ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, California, where it was defeated.

Measure K sought to have police forces cease enforcing laws regarding prostitution.

Election results

Proposition K
Defeatedd No202,23559.06%
Yes 140,185 40.94%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Text of Measure

Shall the City: stop enforcing laws against prostitution; stop funding or supporting the First Offender Prostitution Program or any similar anti-prostitution program; enforce existing criminal laws that prohibit crimes such as battery, extortion and rape, regardless of the victim's status as a sex worker; and fully disclose the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against sex workers?[1]


Defeated. [2]


Additional Reading