While prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and Reno, each county in Nevada is allowed to determine whether or not the world’s oldest profession is acceptable. Ten counties in Nevada allow brothels, and Nevada Senator Harry Reid asked state legislators to consider outlawing them, sparking a debate among elected officials and the business owners.
CNN relays Reid’s reasoning:
“Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment, not as the last place where prostitution is still legal. (Parents) don’t want their children to look out a school bus and see a brothel. Or to live in a state with the wrong kind of red lights.”
Says a brothel owner:
“We’re not rolling over. Reid will have to pry the keys to the cathouse out of my cold dead hands.”