Free the Nipple appeal to return to Colorado court in January
The city has stated that it intends to appeal a judge’s injunction prohibiting the Fort Collins ordinance that bans women from going topless in public. But Coloradan women are a stubborn lot … They keep fight for the right to expose their titties …
Here is one such Colorado diehard …
A federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge will hear oral arguments Jan. 17 for and against a lower court’s ruling that the city’s ban on women appearing topless in public — while allowing men to go topless — violates the equal protections clause of the 14th Amendment.
The multi-year battle over toplessness in Fort Collins has been the subject of dueling legal briefs in federal appeals court since March.
The gist of the city’s argument: The district court’s ruling to halt the ban was “fundamentally erroneous.” Lawyers representing the city argued that existing case law acknowledges a distinction between genders and argued that female breasts have a “hallowed sexual status” that male breasts do not.
A district court judge ruled in February that the city ordinance banning women from appearing topless is gender-based discrimination and violates the 14th Amendment. In the ruling, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson also criticized the city for failing to provide “meaningful evidence” that the sight of females’ breasts endangers children.
However, in its appeal, lawyers for the city also note that Jackson acknowledged she was going “out on this lonely limb” in approving a preliminary injunction preventing the city from enforcing the ban on topless women.
Attorney David Lane, who is representing plaintiffs Free the Nipple Fort Collins, Brittiany Hoagland and Samantha Six, said he expects a ruling on the appeal within a few months. Hoagland and Six are part of the national Free the Nipple movement, which aims to promote gender equality.
Hoagland and Six argued to the Fort Collins City Council in 2015 that the city ordinance discriminated against women by treating them as different from men. The City Council disagreed and did not change a general ban on women exposing their breasts in parks and other public places. The council did add exemptions for breastfeeding women, medical emergencies and in places where nudity would be expected, such as locker rooms.
Her busty tennis video sent the Internet into overdrive: But who is Elizabeth Anne?
She insists her sizeable assets are all natural.
Her Instagram account gets fans temperatures racing.
In one photo, she teases her fans in a sultry selfie. Wearing glasses, she captions it: “Have you been a naughty boy?”
Summer 2015: Brittiany Hoagland begins demonstrating against Fort Collins’ ban on female toplessness. Hoagland, waving a sign at motorists near the intersection of Elizabeth and Shields streets, wore a placard across the chest warning “Illegal to Remove.”
October 2015: Fort Collins City Council updates the city’s public indecency ordinance but ultimately leaves in place the ban on females exposing their breasts.
May 2016: Hoagland and fellow Free the Nipple member Samantha Six sue the city of Fort Collins. They argue the ban is discriminatory toward women and violates the First and 14th amendments.
February 2017: A federal judge based in Denver rules in favor of the Free the Nipple campaign and agrees the ban violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.
March 2017: The city of Fort Collins appeals the ruling to the 10th Circuit Court. Attorneys representing the city maintain that male and female breasts have different cultural significance and federal law allows for treating genders differently in certain instances.
We have been tipped off some celebs will join in as well …