Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Edward Tabash, JD Biography

Title:
Former General Counsel to Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“If we, as a society, really care about women, we will not only provide them with equal rights and opportunity, but we will stop turning some of them into criminals merely because they have chosen to exchange sex for money. Women, who, for whatever reason, choose to engage in prostitution, do not need to be incarcerated for their own good.

…Ideas that are commonplace today were once deemed radical. Today’s conventional religions were yesterday’s far-out cults. The time has come to legalize prostitution. “

LA Times, Aug. 11, 1993

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chair, First Amendment Task Force, Council for Secular Humanism
  • Chair, National Legal Committee, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Attorney
  • Former General Counsel to Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE)
  • Vice President, Democrats for Israel, Los Angeles
  • Member, American Atheists, American Bar Association, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Council for Secular Humanism, 1995-2002
  • California Issues Coordinator, Gary Hart’s presidential campaigns, 1983-1987
Education:
  • JD, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, 1976
  • BA, magna cum laude, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), 1973
Other:
  • None found