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San Antonio Passes Nation’s First Ordinance Forbidding Children to Attend Rock Concerts : San Antonio First City to Ban Children From Rock Concerts

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The City Council has passed the nation’s first ordinance banning children from rock music concerts.

Council members voted Thursday night to approve an ordinance, backed by Mayor Henry G. Cisneros, to ban children age 13 and under from rock concerts at city-owned facilities.

“This is not a violation of the First Amendment, and I think the courts will prove that out,” Cisneros said. “This is saying that, in San Antonio, we are prepared to try to take a reasonable legal position that young children need not be exposed to whatever (philosophies) some rock groups . . . happen to have.”

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