Atlanta loses Tokyo Valentino appeal, drops anti-gay attorney

 

A federal court reversed a lower court decision against Tokyo Valentino and restarted a constitutional challenge to the City of Atlanta’s adult entertainment ordinance.

In the wake of the ruling, the city dropped attorney Scott Bergthold from the case. Bergthold’s long anti-LGBTQ record was explored in detail in a story first reported by Project Q Atlanta in April.

The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued its ruling on Friday, about a month after attorneys for both sides argued their cases before a three-judge panel in downtown Atlanta.

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