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Fort Collins Votes to Settle
On Thursday, May 30th Fort Collins decided by a 4-3 vote not to pursue the lawsuit brought by Free The Nipple Fort Collins. While the city reserves its right to petition the Supreme Court until June 17th on this matter, they have decided not to for the time being after having spent $80,000 to defend their sexist law. Click here to read about it from The Coloradoan.
Court of Appeals Victory
On Friday, February 15th the 10th circuit court of appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold the preliminary injunction prohibiting Fort Collins from enforcing their sexist and transphobic ban on certain chests. Click here to read about it from The Coloradoan.
Fort Collins City Council Insistent on Wasting $250,000
"The decision by Fort Collins to appeal last month's temporary restraining order against the enforcement of the city's topless ordinance (see our previous coverage below) is a 'titanic waste of money', said David Lane to Westword. (Source)
Welcome to Free The Nipple Fort Collins
This site is run by founders Mx. Brit Hoagland and Mrs. Samantha Boyd on the behalf of all people subjected the new and discriminatory public nudity ordinance in Fort Collins, Colorado. Currently, the founders and plaintiffs de facto are perusing legal action via a class action lawsuit to eradicate subsection (b) of the ordinance on the basis of violating the 14th Amendment.
"(b) No female who is ten (10) years of age or older shall knowingly appear in any public place with her breast exposed below the top of the areola and nipple while located:
(1) In a public right-of-way, in a natural area, recreation area or trail, or recreation center, in a public building, in a public square, or while located in any other public place; or
(2) On private property if the person is in a place that can be viewed from the ground level by another who is located on public property and who does not take extraordinary steps, such as climbing a ladder or peering over a screening fence, in order to achieve a point of vantage.
(3) Public place in this Section shall be defined as in Section (a)(3) above."
We reject that "family values" are preserved through sexist discrimination, queer-erasure, victim blaming and the targeting of minors. We encourage you to search through our website to understand the full scope of our activism and sign up for the latest developments via our email newsletter.