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Florida strip clubs sue over raised danger age limit

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 07:35:55-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Adult clubs in one Florida city are suing over a new law that raised the minimum age for strippers from 18 to 21.

The law in Jacksonville was enacted March 5 in a bid to reduce human trafficking. But lawyers for the clubs contend in a federal lawsuit that it violates the First Amendment by restricting the ability of performers to dance.

The Florida Times-Union reported that after the law was signed, the clubs were prevented from using close to 100 dancers under age 21 during a two-week period.

The city's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit.