A strip club sued Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in federal court over a new state law that bans adult businesses from
putting anything but words, numbers and a logo on signs and billboards.
Lawyers for the Penthouse Club in Detroit, argue the restrictions are unconstitutional and asked a judge to issue a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the regulations.
Adult businesses can be fined up to $10,000 for violations under the law that took effect last week.
The law only affects adult businesses and requires logos on billboards to be registered as federal trademarks, which have their own restrictions on sexually explicit material. Former Governor Jennifer Granholm signed the bills into law in
December, but they did not take effect until last week. Violators are subject to fines of $10,000 a day, and revenue from scofflaws would go into a fund for public libraries.