11th Circuit Panel Leaning Against Porn Streamed From Private Houses

WI: Grand Rapids panel to consider ‘adult lounge’ request

San Marcos Council says no sex shops

OH: Berea approves zoning for “adult entertainment businesses”

    Sun News: “The city approved legislation that some neighboring municipalities had on their books for more than nine years. City Council approved measures that created an adult-oriented business chapter in its codified ordinances, renamed a district that would allow such enterprises to locate and another explaining what is permissible within the new West Bagley Road Commercial District.”

  • Posted: 04/08/2010
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  • Source: blog.cleveland.com

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NYC Wins a Round in Continuing Battle Against Businesses That Sell Sexually-Oriented Matter

    Leonard Link: “A new chapter has been written in the long-running saga of the battle between New York City and proprietors of establishments that sell sexually-related materials, as New York County Supreme Court Justice Lewis York ruled on March 29 that the City had met its “light burden” of showing that the bookstores and video stores operated by the plaintiffs are “adult establishments” subject to a 1995 amendment to the City’s Zoning Resolution (as amended in 2001) sharply restricting the location of such establishments, even though the owners had taken steps to alter their establishments in an attempt to continue operating in their existing locations. For the People Theatres of NY, Inc. v. City of New York, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 20108 (Sup.Ct., N.Y. Co., March 29, 2010) . . . ”

  • Posted: 04/08/2010
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  • Source: newyorklawschool.typepad.com

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NC: West Jefferson voices concerns about sexually-oriented businesses

WA: Bellevue considers SOB regulations after another “bikini barista” stand opens

    Bellevue Reporter: “The city is coming down on [Adrianne] Peterson [the owner of Touchdown Espresso, a new 'bikini barista' stand that opened March 1] for operating a drive-through, which is prohibited at the location of her business . . . A code-enforcement officer visited Touchdown Espresso on April 2, requesting that Peterson renew her building permit and take measures to block drive-through customers . . . The planned revision could result in a stricter definition of adult entertainment, one that includes bikini-clad baristas.”

  • Posted: 04/07/2010
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  • Source: www.pnwlocalnews.com

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NV: Lawsuit challenges county’s ordinance on sex clubs

UNLV academics study Nevada’s brothel industry

    Las Vegas Sun: “In their new book, The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex, and Sin in the New American Heartland, UNLV academics Barbara Brents, Crystal Jackson and Kathryn Hausbeck examine Nevada’s brothel industry through the lens of history, economy and sociology, drawing their conclusions from a decade of research. It’s a high-toned academic discussion of legal prostitution — a book about sex that doesn’t use the subject to sell itself. Brents, a UNLV sociology professor, sat down with the ‘Las Vegas Weekly’ to talk about the state of sex . . . ”

  • Posted: 04/06/2010
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  • Source: www.lasvegassun.com

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FL: 2 Lakeland stores busted for selling porn

AR: County eyes sexually oriented shops

MN: 4 Bloomington massage parlors lose licenses

FL: Sex Store, City At Odds Over Peepshows

Fate of Kansas smut shop legislation in doubt

PA: West Rockhill adds more adult entertainment rules

TN: Shelby County to consider strip club restrictions

TX: Judge backs bid to close North Side strip club

Kansas: Lap dancing may grind to a halt

Kansas legislators advance anti-porn bills

MS: Clarksdale adult business seeks downtown move

NY: Two area strip clubs lose liquor licenses for prostitution, drug dealing

Washington: “Oak Harbor bans public nudity, regulates adult businesses”

Strip club “pole tax” in hands of Texas high court

Bill in Iceland makes stripping illegal

WA: Oak Harbor bans public nudity, regulates sex shops

Strip clubs, pornography vendors in Kansas Legislature’s crosshairs

NY: Strip club owner pleads guilty to running prostitution ring

WA: Protest, prayers planned against new Renton strip club

NY: Schuylerville moves forward with SOB zoning

PA: West Rockhill passes sex shop restrictions

NY: Cortland reexamines rules regarding sexually oriented businesses

GA: New ordinance regulates sexually oriented stores in Albany

PA: Doylestown Council approves adult business zoning

PA: Public hearing tonight about West Carson Street strip club

GA: Senate panel advances legislation to crack down on illicit massage parlors

    macon.com: “Senate Bill 364 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously, and Staton, R-Macon, said he hopes to see the bill before the full Senate next week, or the week after. The bill strengthens current massage laws on several fronts, and makes it clear that local governments can regulate parlors and spas.”

    SB 364: Massage Therapist; conviction for sexual offense; license suspended for certain time periods; penalties

  • Posted: 03/12/2010
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GA: Atlanta “gay bar” operating as sexually oriented business without permit

AR: Meth lab found at sexually oriented business

OK: Bill to stop human trafficking advances

FL: Man, woman sought in “adult” store robbery

Fall River: $2M strip club lawsuit is frivolous

GA: Jefferson City Council ordinance to regulate suspicious spas

PA: Sexually oriented business opening next to church in Reeders

MA: Strip club proposal resurfaces in Mendon

Indianapolis, sexually oriented business at odds over zoning

OH: Mansfield Council passes rules for sex-related businesses

WI: Adult entertainment district designated in Spooner

WA: Oak Harbor moves to regulate nude dancing

Baltimore liquor board suspends license of Fells Point strip bar

MA: Lund’s strip club lawsuit moved to federal court

Indiana: Clarksville to appeal Theatair X ruling

Detroit strip club hearing draws pastors, dancers

UK: Lap-dancing clubs increase while library numbers drop

Pennsylvania: Sexually oriented businesses will need licenses

TN: Shelby County Commission to limit adult businesses

Florida: Lawsuit over proposed strip club settled

Detroit: Public to get voice on strip clubs

Nebraska legislature considers statewide regulation of sexually oriented businesses

    Family First has issued an email update that reports:

    As of now, there is no state standard for these businesses. Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial, Nebraska – District 44 introduced and priotitized LB 443.

    This bill would place statewide regulations on sexually oriented bookstores and strip clubs and would do the following:

    • Require S.O.B.’s to close between midnight and 8 a.m.
    • Prohibit full nudity
    • Adopt a “No Touch” policy between dancers and patrons.
    • Ban minors from visiting S.O.B.’s
    • Requires that any S.O.B.’s be located at least 1,000 feet (approximately 1/5 mile) away from any school, daycare, playground, residence or church.

    More information here.

  • Posted: 02/22/2010
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GA: Fulton wins 11th Circuit ruling in effort to ban alcohol at strip clubs

Illinois: Sex-party room to stay at adult bookstore

    UPI: “Undercover officers said their investigation found no illegal behavior in a sex-party room of a pornography bookstore in Melrose Park, Ill. . . . Melrose Park Mayor Ronald Serpico said he would prefer the book store and party room went elsewhere, but there is nothing that can be done about it. ‘I can’t regulate morality,’ Serpico said.”

  • Posted: 02/15/2010
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  • Source: www.upi.com

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NM: Group fined over adult film festival

Texas Supreme Court will hear strip-club fee case

Missouri Senate approves new strip club restrictions

Georgia: “Recession pushes more women to strip clubs”

Strip club bill advances in Missouri legislature

Iowa Court of Appeals OKs strip club ruling

OH: Mansfield City Council approves sexually oriented business ordinance

Mo. Senate targets sexually oriented businesses

CA: Vacaville planners OK code on sexually oriented stores

Ohio: Mansfield City Council To Vote On New Ordinance Regarding Sexually Oriented Stores

OH: Mansfield City Council to vote on new SOB ordinance

After the Sparks, Erotic Adult Shop’s Open for Business

    MSNBC: “People were blushing and burning up with anger in Southington over the opening of an adult boutique, but as of Monday, the shop is open for business. Despite protests from residents, V.I.P. — Very Intimate Pleasures — opened its doors on Queen Street in Southington on Monday morning . . . The chain is trying to open another store in Berlin but they are gearing up for a fight. Last week, a federal appeals court upheld a key part of Berlin’s sexually orientated business ordinance . . . ”

  • Posted: 02/01/2010
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  • Source: www.nbcconnecticut.com

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OH: Controversial adult store subject of community forum

FL: Man accused of slicing ex-girlfriend’s throat outside Holiday strip club

NC: Greensboro sex club closed