Lawyers for a sex exposition have filed a federal court appeal seeking to overturn a decision by Dallas officials to ban the expo from being held at a city-owned convention center.

Exxxotica filed the appeal Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals less than a month after a federal judge dismissed its lawsuit against the city.

The suit was filed last year after the City Council voted to ban the expo from returning to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

The event drew about 15,000 people when it