Prostitution laws to be decided by Supreme Court on Friday

From left to right: Nikki Thomas, Executive director of the Sex Professionals of Canada, dominatrix...

From left to right: Nikki Thomas, Executive director of the Sex Professionals of Canada, dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford and Valerie Scott show their happiness during a press conference, Monday, March 26, 2012. LAURA PEDERSEN/QMI AGENCY

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:16 PM ET

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is poised to hand down a ruling Friday that could rip up the nation's prostitution laws.

The decision follows a constitutional challenge started by three women, including dominatrix and former prostitute Terri Jean Bedford.

Bedford has said she's fighting for freedom and personal safety.

"We have every right to protect ourselves. We have every right to have sex with who we want, when we want, wherever we want," Bedford said at a June rally in Toronto.

 


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