Speech to Text for Proposal banning swinger clubs in Fort Wayne dies
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fort wayne's only swingers club can stay open. good evening ... i'm hunter petroviak. city council failed to pass an ordiance that would ban live sex act businesses from operating in the city. fox 55's cody butler is live with the latest. the ordiance failed after there were enough votes for it to pass or fail ... with a 3-3 vote. one council member abstained ... and two wheren't there.this vote came down to an issue of legislating morality ... but council members say you can't pick just one group's morals over another.many members packed toni meeting to learn the fate of the champaign club.the club has more than 15 hundred individual members with only 19 percent living in fort wayne.the city tried to portray the club as a health and safety hazard.however police s y they haven investigated any criminal activity at the club and the health department doesn't track where s-t-d cases orginiate from.it does track s- t-d rates based on zip code ... and acording to the most recent data ... the area around the chapaign club has some of the lowest std rates in allen county.one member who asked us to not identify him says the champaign club offers a safe place to go friday and saturday nights another ordinance city council decided on was one putting more regulations on strip clubs ... such as licensing and spot checks from the fort wayne police department.that one was approved. again fort wayne's only swingers club will be allowed to stay open.the ordiance died and is unlikely to come back for council soon.reporting live ... cody butler ... fox 55 news. allen county commissioners already approved similar rules for unincorporated areas in june.