A federal appeals court has upheld a Nevada law that prevents brothels from advertising in areas of the state where prostitution is not legal, such as Las Vegas and Reno, according to a report by The Associated Press. There are about two dozen brothels in the state.
The ruling applies to billboards, Newspapers and leaflets. Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto hailed the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court reversed a 1979 ruling that laws prohibiting brothel advertising in counties where prostitution is illegal were overly broad and unconstitutional. Family advocates expect an appeal by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.