In this Friday, May 17, 2017 photo, customers wait in line to get a pizza at an eatery in New York.
(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging the New York City ban on pizza in restaurants, saying it violates the First Amendment.
The lawsuit, filed in January, challenged a provision of the city’s new ordinance that prevents pizza parlors from serving more than two pizzas per person.
The order said parlor owners are not allowed to serve more than three pizzas.
The suit argues that the ban violates the right to free speech protected by the First and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
It argues that a ban on pizzas could be interpreted to bar restaurants from carrying out religious ceremonies.
A lawyer for the plaintiffs in the case did not immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.