(KMOV) – Organizers of a sex convention called Spanksgiving believe their group is being unfairly targeted.
About 250 visitors are exploring bondage, discipline and sadomasochism relationships.
The conference is taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Fairview Heights, Illinois.
Two days ago, the city’s aldermen required event vendors to have permits – an ordinance not previously enforced.
The Spanksgiving group got the necessary permits, which means Fairview Heights will receive the sales tax from any merchandise sold this weekend.