Prostitutes In France Will No Longer Face Fines, But Customers Will
The French National Assembly passed a law in France that aims to protect prostitutes by instead penalizing customers who pay for sex.By Melissa Prax | April 7, 2016
One of France's newest laws bans people from paying for sex.
The law, which took over two years to pass, is meant to protect prostitutes.
Instead of putting blame on sex workers, the law fines those who pay for prostitution. The fines start at $1,700 and go up to around $4,270 for customers caught multiple times.