Posted on September 28th, 2009 in Atlanta strip clubs
Your morning jolt: High court upholds touch-screen voting and the rights of young strippers
8:46 am September 28, 2009, by Jim Galloway
The Georgia Supreme Court this morning upheld the right of young women under the age of 21 to shed their clothes at locales in Atlanta where alcohol is served.
Five young erotic dancers had challenged a city ordinance that prohibited those too young to drink from entering a business where alcohol is sold.
Deanna Willis, Danielle Barbee, Ashlie Startley, Olivia Almeida and Rachel Haxo were dancers at the Cheetah Lounge strip club when the City enacted the ordinance in 2007. At the time, all five were either 19 or 20 years old.
The court found that the local law conflicts with two state laws. “It is clear that the Legislature’s intent is to allow persons who are over the age of 18 but not yet 21 years old to dispense, serve, sell or handle alcoholic beverages as part of their employment,” the opinion written by Chief Justice Carol Hunstein reads.