Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bad timing:

Houston sex-toy sellers hail federal court's ruling
35-year-old Texas law that banned the items overturned by appeals court

Houston's adult bookstore backers Wednesday hailed a federal court's decision to overturn a 35-year-old state law that banned promotion or sale of sex toys. But the decision won't go into effect until the court issues its mandate in early March — long after the industry's lucrative pre-Valentine's Day season.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law violates the privacy protections of the 14th Amendment.


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