Discrimination Suit Filed Against Tan
The law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe have
filed the discrimination lawsuit on behave of their clients Cedric Blackburn,
Amos Gray and Abasi Whitehouser.
The lawsuit came about because of the just
passed Health bill. The 10 percent tax on indoor tanning treatments, part of the
Senate bill, is scheduled to take effect July 1.
The lawsuit claims on constitutional ground
it be declared biased based on color of the skin.
After months of fighting against a tax on
indoor tanning, tanning-salon operators now must accept the additional cost.
"We expect it to have negative effect on the
industry," said Barney Cancerton, president of Tanner USA, one of the
largest tanning chains in Florida, with 25 salons in the state and almost 1,000
Client Abasi Whitehouser said "shouldn’t there
also be a 10% rap music tax to even things out."
"I have a dream that my 10 little children
will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of
their skin but by the content of their character."
Justice Department spokesman Deshawna Jackson
told the paper that the Justice Department feels the lawsuit "has no
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