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Appeals Court Overturns Sex Toy Ban in Texas....

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Federal appeals court overturns Texas sex toys ban

KLBJ Newsroom
2/13/2008

A federal appeals court has overturned a Texas statute outlawing sex toy sales. The Associated Press reports the ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans essentially leaves Alabama as the only state with such a ban.

Tuesday's ruling says the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices -- violates the 14th Amendment on the right to privacy. Companies that own Dreamer's and Le Rouge Boutique, which sell the devices in Austin, and retailer Adam & Eve, sued in in 2004 in Austin.

They appealed after a judge dismissed the suit.


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