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Six Adult Entertainment Workers sue Atlanta

8/12/2013, 12:18 p.m.
Six workers in the adult entertainment industry are suing the city of Atlanta.

ATLANTA (AP) - Six workers in the adult entertainment industry are suing the city of Atlanta.

The lawsuit accuses the city of overcharging for workers' permits.

One worker told WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/13XvExG) that anyone in the industry, including dancers, DJs and waitresses, has to pay for an annual permit. He said he pays about $375, which includes fingerprints and a background check. The lawsuit contends that the price is greater than the administration costs and that the adult entertainment employees are being taxed on the First Amendment.

A spokesman for the city of Atlanta says officials have seen the suit, but they aren't commenting on the pending litigation.