Adult business zone or red light district?
In an effort to control the placement of strip clubs, adult video and bookstores and similar endeavors, some cities are implementing adult business zones. Supporters of the zones say they are the best way to keep adult businesses away from churches, schools and homes, since laws banning such establishments usually fail to withstand legal challenge. However, the zoning laws often create a type of red light district that could invite trouble.
Are adult business zones the best way to control where adult businesses can operate in a community?
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