Brothels are normal business: Yeah Right!

I can feel a Tui Billboard coming on here!

Brothels businesses like any other: submitter
Otago Daily Times 20 Nov 2010

A Wanaka submitter opposed to the Queenstown Lakes District Council draft brothel bylaw says brothels are legal businesses like any other and regulating them differently is an unfair bias. “Business areas are for people who chose to sell things and advertise their businesses to passersby … replacing one unfair and biased bylaw with another is not the the mark of a resilient and forward-thinking community,” Wanaka property owner Maree Horlor said.

Wrong. Alcohol outlets are also treated differently to other businesses. Has she heard of business zoning?

The existing bylaw bans brothels within 100m of homes, schools, preschools, churches, community facilities or reserves and is opposed by conservative lobby group Family First NZ – with many submissions echoing the lobby’s submission, sometimes word for word. When asked if an organised lobby had been targeted on the draft bylaw, Family First national director Bob McCroskie said the group did not use the “default setting” of rallying lobbyists on single issues. “We’ve made our concerns known and said to families make sure you have your say – some of them will have piggybacked on our submission simply because they’re in agreement with it.”

QLDC should “man up and challenge it in the same way Hamilton did” and dictate where brothels can be established rather than zoning them “smack bang in the middle of family shopping and tourist areas”.

Mr McCroskie said the Act was “inconsistent” and rejected what he said were council claims they could not legally stop brothels, saying there was a moral element to the business of brothels. “There’s a stigma – it’s a healthy stigma – families don’t want the normalisation of this industry,” he said.

You have until Monday night to oppose brothels in Queenstown and Wanaka shops.
Details here http://www.familyfirst.org.nz/issues/queenstown_wanaka_brothel_bylaw

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4 comments for “Brothels are normal business: Yeah Right!

  1. James
    19 November 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Whoopdeedoo….people having sex for payment.Been happening since year one and will till the end of time.Who cares?

    Only sexually repressed Christians it seems…

  2. Bob
    19 November 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Wrong twice James. Prostitution is not the oldest profession – gardening is 🙂 (Adam and Eve).
    And secondly, you obviously missed this study http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8116384/Healthy-sex-life-makes-men-live-longer.html

  3. James
    20 November 2010 at 7:07 pm

    And if that healthy sex life is with a hooker,as it is for many men who want no part of marriage?

    Its irrelevant anyway….the crux of prostitution is free trade between adults….and theres nothing wrong with that.

    Try again Bob.

  4. J N
    12 December 2010 at 1:16 am

    Hmm.. any relation to this lovely lady of the same last name? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/christchurch/news/article.cfm?l_id=187&objectid=10655402

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