The editorial "'Stripper club bill too intrusive on business" July 8, expresses concern that the Community Defense Act results in "encroachment of the state in regulating business. Our organization believes, and 75 percent of Ohio's legislators agreed, the two practical regulations of the act protect the public welfare in a manner even more critical than those mentioned in the editorial, i. Our nation's highest court also agrees and has confirmed the right of government to zone, license and regulate such businesses. In arriving at its landmark decision in Renton v. Playtime Inc.
Those new rules, the dancers say, would put them out of business. Dancers at Deja Vu, a club in south Toledo, will be part of that protest. A few years ago, the city of Toledo passed a new law requiring dancers to be at least two feet away from their customers. Night club owners said they could live with that.
Ohio's legislators last month passed a law known as the "stripper bill. Several versions of the bill, which was spearheaded by a Cincinnati group, were passed before the House and Senate agreed on a version that was stripped of punch. The requirement that dancers be a minimum of 6 feet away from customers at all times was taken out by the Senate before the bill was sent to Gov. Ted Strickland. The governor neither signed nor vetoed the bill, meaning it goes into law.
Ohio's year-old ban on strippers touching customers, which briefly landed porn star Stormy Daniels above in hot water on Thursday, has an interesting history. Arely D. COLUMBUS, Ohio--The "no touching" law for strippers that got porn star Stormy Daniels in hot water on Thursday dates back to a legislative fight that involved hundreds of thousands of petition signatures and Statehouse protests by adult dancers.