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Edinburgh Court Rules in Favor of Sex Workers, Against Strip Clubs Ban

Edinburgh sex workers prevailed in their campaign today when a judge ruled that the city council’s attempt to ban all strip clubs was unlawful.

Pennsylvania: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Rails Against Supposed 'Pole Dancing and Porn' in Schools

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, told a crowd of vocal supporters at an event last weekend that he would fight “pole dancing and pornography” in the state’s public schools.

Lawsuit Sponsored by Anti-Porn Lobby Aims to Shut Down Las Vegas' Sapphire Club

Religiously motivated anti-porn and anti-sex-work lobby NCOSE has filed a lawsuit aiming to shut down one of Las Vegas’ premier strip clubs, Sapphire Las Vegas.

Jacksonville Strip Clubs Win Victory Against City Interference

Strip clubs in Jacksonville, Florida won an important victory last month over city officials who were using city council regulations and law enforcement to interfere with their businesses and potentially endanger the sex workers they employ.

UK's 'War on Sex Work' Leaves Edinburgh Strippers Jobless

Amidst a relentless U.K. media campaign demonizing sex work, the Edinburgh Council voted today to impose a “nil cap” on all sexual entertainment venues in the Scottish city, effectively banning all strip clubs.

Texas Judge Upholds Under-21 Stripper Ban, Claims 'Belief' It May Curb 'Human Trafficking' Trumps 1st Amendment

A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas has denied a proposed preliminary injunction against the recent state law preventing sex workers aged 18-21 from being employed at strip clubs and other “sexually oriented businesses.”

UPDATED: Proposed Injunction Challenges Texas' Controversial Under-21 Stripper Ban

A U.S. District Court Judge in Texas is currently considering a proposed preliminary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the recent state law preventing sex workers aged 18-21 from being employed at strip clubs.

Texas Legislature Raises Legal Age for Stripping to 21

The Texas legislature has passed a new law raising the minimum age for stripping in the state to 21.

Strip Clubs Challenge 'Prurient' Loan Discrimination in Court

A group of strip club owners in Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, South Carolina and Maryland are suing the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) in a Pennsylvania federal court over their discriminatory policy classifying sex-oriented businesses as “prurient” and preventing them from receiving COVID relief.

Baltimore's Penthouse Club Successfully Challenges Discriminatory COVID Closure

Baltimore strip venue The Penthouse Club announced yesterday that it has reached a settlement with the city which would allow it to reopen, only days after the club sued the Maryland metropolis over COVID regulations that allegedly discriminated against adult entertainment.

'Save Our Stages' Relief Bill May Exclude Strip Clubs Through 'Prurient' Clause

Application for relief under the Save Our Stages Act — designed to subsidize live entertainment venues and businesses affected by the months-long COVID-19 shutdown and incorporated into the $900 billion stimulus bill Congress sent to President Donald Trump for signing today — includes the standard Small Business Administration (SBA)’s discriminatory language that allows disqualification of adult-oriented businesses like strip clubs.

Florida County Re-Opens Strip Clubs, Mandates 10-Feet Social Distancing

Last Friday, Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry issued an emergency order allowing adult entertainment establishments and other nightlife businesses to re-open after months of COVID-19 closure, mandating dancers to maintain at least 10 feet of distancing from customers

Constellation of Adult Performers Featuring at Strip Clubs Across the Land This Weekend

Adult stars Rubber Doll, Christy Mack, Masuimi Max, Stephanie West, Kat Dior, Maddy O'Reilley, Carmen Valentina and Candice Dare are feature dancing across the country this week.

NYC Judge Puts Giuliani-Era Zoning Law Against NYC Strip Clubs on Hold

A federal judge in New York City ruled yesterday that the city’s strip clubs and adult-entertainment establishments (“nude dancing and erotic materials”) fall “within the ambit of the First Amendment’s free speech guarantees,” and temporarily blocking a long-unenforced Giuliani-era zoning law.

Playmates, Models Score Legal Win Over Florida Strip Clubs' 'Misleading' Ads

Two Playboy Playmates and seven other models were awarded $150,000 by a federal jury this week after a lengthy lawsuit against two Florida strip clubs which made unauthorized use of their images to promote events.

S.F. Strip Clubs See Performer Exodus as Paychecks Enter Equation

Lawsuits alleging improper classification of workers and a recent California Supreme Court labor law ruling are impacting some adult dancers in San Francisco, many of whom once relied on daily cash payouts to survive, according to a report.

Washington State Lawmakers Asked to Weigh Workplace Standards at Strip Clubs

Lawmakers from Washington state’s House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee heard testimony this week from several feature dancers and club managers about workplace safety issues and sexual harassment at gentlemen’s clubs in the state.

Georgia Supreme Court: Sandy Springs Can Ban Alcohol at Strip Clubs

The city of Sandy Springs, Ga., has won yet another legal battle involving adult entertainment venues.

7 Models Claim Strip Clubs Misappropriated Their Pics

Seven models have filed claims against two New Jersey strip clubs, which are both said to have used the women’s photos without consent on the clubs’ websites and social media pages.

Kansas Bill Introduces Zoning for Adult Retail Stores, Strip Clubs

A Kansas bill that would establish new rules where strip clubs and DVD and sex toy and novelty stores could be located was criticized by the Topeka Capital-Journal in an editorial last week.