Tom Flynn

Howard groups to rally for tough anti-porn bill Alliance asserts proposed law is not strong enough

A coalition of some of Ellicott City's largest civic associations, a local church and an anti-pornography group is organizing a rally to push for stronger restrictions against adult entertainment businesses than those in a bill the Howard County Council will consider tonight.

The Howard County Alliance to Maintain Community Values -- the group coordinating the demonstration at 7 p.m. in front of County Council chambers -- asserts that the proposed legislation would be the weakest in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

"The perception was that a hard line was going to be taken to protect communities," said Barbara Sieg, one of the alliance's organizers and a member...