New law limits signs for adult entertainment

LANSING (AP) -- A new Michigan law that took effect last week limits signs and billboards that advertise for adult entertainment or other sexually oriented businesses.

The goal is to crack down on the public display of sexual images that some find offensive. The legislation was sponsored by Detroit Democratic state Sen. Tupac Hunter, and the changes took effect last Wednesday. Billboards and signs visible from outside an adult business can only display words, numbers and trademarks under the law.

The Detroit News reports that topless club owners question the constitutionality of the new regulations.

Adult businesses can be fined up to $10,000 for violations. Hunter says he'll push the city to enforce the fines.

Published: Mon, Apr 4, 2011