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Sex expo fights Dallas ban on holding event at city center

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/8/2017
FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, a billboard sign advertises the upcoming 2015 Exxxotica expo in Dallas. Lawyers for the sex exposition have filed a federal court appeal seeking to overturn a decision by Dallas officials to ban the expo from being held at a city-owned convention center in 2017. Exxxotica filed the appeal Tuesday June 6, 2017, with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals less than a month after a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit against the city. (AP Photo/LM Oter, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, a billboard sign advertises the upcoming 2015 Exxxotica expo in Dallas. Lawyers for the sex exposition have filed a federal court appeal seeking to overturn a decision by Dallas officials to ban the expo from being held at a city-owned convention center in 2017. Exxxotica filed the appeal Tuesday June 6, 2017, with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals less than a month after a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit against the city. (AP Photo/LM Oter, File)

DALLAS (AP) — A sex exposition called Exxxotica is pushing forward with its legal challenge against Dallas, which blocked the expo from being held at a city-owned convention center.

Exxxotica filed a challenge Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals less than a month after a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit against the city.

The suit was filed last year after the City Council voted to ban the expo from returning to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The event drew about 15,000 people when it was held there in 2015.

The Dallas Morning News reports the federal judge most recently ruled that the wrong corporate arm of Exxxotica had sued the city.

Dallas so far has spent $675,000 litigating the matter.

The 2015 Exxxotica expo featured adult film performers, vendors, seminars such as how to discover the ultimate orgasm, and other attractions such as an "international twerk competition."

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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