Fla. Delays Ruling On Anti-Bias Ordinances In Strip Club Case

Law360 (July 27, 2020, 10:26 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court has put off addressing whether the Florida Civil Rights Act preempts broader local nondiscrimination ordinances, after finding that a lower court erred by tossing a suit against an Orange County strip club based on that argument without the county first being added as a party.

The appeal from Anita Yanes and Brittney Smith, who sued Rachel's Adult Entertainment and Steak House for barring them entry without male accompaniment, has drawn several friends of the court briefs in favor of the two women's argument that Orange County's ordinance is neither preempted nor in conflict with the FCRA. But...

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