But it's something:
A brothel industry lobbyist -- in what could be considered a befuddling double standard -- bemoaned the change, comparing it to the industry's "Pearl Harbor." He managed to voice concerns about homosexual sex entering the industry without ever saying "gay sex" or "homosexual."
Men were previously barred in Nevada from the oldest profession because codes specified that prostitutes must undergo "cervical" testing for sexually transmitted diseases, which ruled out men.
Contrary to popular belief, prostitution isn't completely decriminalized in Nevada. Sex workers are subject to additional regulations that put them at risk and that relegate their industry to an inferior status in the Nevada business community.
Still, I have to wonder why there was even this de facto ban on male sex workers for so long. It's not like something like that happens by coincidence for nearly 40 years. I suppose I can't really claim to be surprised that it was men who were accidentally banned that long and not women.