Pole Dancers in Latex Ain't Naked, Court Rules


A state appeals court says pole dancers aren't nude if they're covered in latex.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been trying to declare latex-clad dancers as nude in order to collect a five-dollar-per-patron tax on "bikini latex clubs" as sexually oriented businesses.

The so-called "pole tax" has been in effect since 2014, but Hegar decided in 2017 that latex-clad dancers were in fact nude, so latex clubs should pay the tax as well.

The appeals court ruled this past week that dancers dressed in latex aren't nude enough to incur the tax.

Midsection Of Pole Dancer Against Gray Background

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