Sanitizing Sin City


The moral crusaders are even stripping the fun out of Las Vegas.

"[Clark County, Nevada] Commissioner Yvonne Atkinson Gates first proposed cleaning up steamy lap dances after an undercover police investigation found that the dancing could progress to sex for money.

"The proposal led to a raucous meeting last summer in which one man said lap dances had health benefits and another accused Ms. Gates of being sexually repressed.

"'I'm not doing this for my sexual anything!' the commissioner yelled, banging her gavel. 'I'm doing this because I think it's right.'"