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‘Sex’ Show Works Up Colo. Legislator

‘Sex’ Show Works Up Colo. Legislator
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Feb 27, 2006 3:01 PM PST    Text size: 
DENVER — Thousands showed up for "The Sex and So Much More Show" in Denver over the weekend, drawing long lines of porn fans who paid $20 to mingle with the likes of Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy.

But some state legislators want to make sure it might be the last of its kind at the Colorado Convention Center.

Rep. Jim Welker sent a letter Friday to the Convention Center’s management opposing the exhibition. "It is unacceptable for Colorado to become a culture that exposes impure behavior to our children without batting an eye," Welker said in the letter.

On Monday, Welker spokesman William Pierce told XBiz that the Republican lawmaker from Loveland, Colo., still is adamant about shutting out adult expos that use facilities that are taxpayer-funded.

“There is a difference between private facilities and public ones,” Pierce said. “[Welker and other legislators] believe that the content of the show wasn’t appropriate in a public building.”

Pierce, however, said that the lawmaker has no plans to introduce such legislation that would outlaw the use of public facilities that include sexually explicit content or personalities.

It is the second sexually explicit show for Saskatoon, Canada-based Showcase Productions, which operates myriad of other trade shows. "The Sex and So Much More Show" features sex toy and lingerie vendors, seminars and a beer garden.

The company’s first “Sex” show in November drew 15,000 in Minneapolis. That show, however, was criticized by the Minnesota Family Council, which called upon the city to closely monitor the event.

Showcase Productions would not comment on the show to XBiz by post time.

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