Allen County commissioners vote to ban swingers clubs

Commissioners in northeastern Indiana’s Allen County have voted to implement rules that would prohibit swingers clubs and other businesses involving live sex acts.

WANE-TV reported that the regulations also would require licenses for new sexually oriented businesses.

The new regulations would allow commissioners to oversee the time, manner and place that sexually oriented businesses could operate in the county. They do not apply to sexually oriented businesses in Fort Wayne, New Haven or Leo-Cedarville.

Commissioner Nelson Peters said the board decided to review its regulations after a business owner filed a federal lawsuit against Fort Wayne in 2018. The business owner claimed the city refused to allow the reopening of a club.

Board members are expected to finalize specific regulations and vote on them in the coming weeks.

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