Cities Zero In on Sex Shops

The past decade has been a boon for Utah’s sex industry. Shops in Midvale and Roy offer tantalizing lingerie and sex aids. Topless maids tidy up in Davis County. Male and female escort services find a niche market.

But recent years have also been sprinkled with restrictive city ordinances and retaliatory lawsuits. South Salt Lake bans nude dancing. Provo moves exotic dancers to the outskirts. Midvale fights its sex-gadget shop.

At least three Utah cities — South Salt Lake, Midvale and Ogden — are entrenched in First Amendment litigation headed for appellate courts.

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