Northern Ireland Outlaws Paying for Sex, 1st in UK

December 9, 2014 9:30 PM

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Northern Ireland has become the first part of the United Kingdom to outlaw paying for sex, mirroring a move pioneered in Scandinavian countries.

The vast majority of politicians from the British Protestant and Irish Catholic sides of the Northern Ireland Assembly united Tuesday to support the Human Trafficking and Sexual Services Bill, which has been in the works since mid-2013.

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