DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge is citing skimpy outfits and lewd behavior in upholding a decision by Dallas leaders to ban a sex exposition that last year drew upward of 15,000 people.
U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater on Thursday rejected Three Expo Events’ request for an injunction that would have allowed the expo to be held next month at the city-owned Hutchison Convention Center.
The city council allowed the expo to go ahead last year based on a legal opinion that banning it would be unconstitutional.
But Fitzwater determined the city’s decision to ban the expo this year is justified because Three Expo violated a contract saying exhibitors must be properly clothed and banning all sexual activity.
He also rejected a First Amendment argument because the center is a “limited public forum.”