Houston's city council has changed a city ordinance in a move that would essentially stop a so-called robot brothel from opening.
A Canadian company had said it wants to open a "love dolls brothel" in Houston in which people would be able to use its human-like dolls on the premises.
But Houston's city council on Wednesday unanimously approved a change to a city ordinance that regulates sexually-oriented businesses.
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The change would prevent individuals from being able to use devices designed for sexual gratification at such businesses.
Houston City Councilman Greg Travis said the proposed robot brothel is "not a good business for our city. We are not sin city."
The company, KinkySdollS, didn't immediately return emails seeking comment Wednesday. The company has previously opened such a business in Toronto.