Federal Judge: ‘Fort Collins cannot order women not to go topless’


“Free the nipple.” Otherwise known as going topless. Another present given to us by Obama. Obama nominated Federal Judge R. Brooke Jackson in 2010, and renominated him in January when the new congress convened. He has decided it is sexist to expect women to wear clothes. A bit brisk in Fort Collins right now to be going around topless I would say.


FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A federal judge has ordered the city of Fort Collins to stop enforcing a policy that bans women from showing their breasts in public.

It started with one woman asking, “If men can go topless, why can’t women?”

“It’s sexist because it specifically discriminates against female breasts,” Brittiany Hoagland said in 2015.

Hoagland, Samantha Six and a group called Free the Nipple — Fort Collins made headlines across the country when they protested on the corner of College Avenue and Mulberry Street with nothing but “opaque dressings” covering their nipples.

The Fort Collins City Council asked for public input but ended up voting to keep the topless ban for women in place.

After the decision, Hoagland, Six and Free the Nipple — Fort Collins filed a civil lawsuit against the city, claiming the policy violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, Federal Judge R. Brooke Jackson ordered an injunction preventing police and the city from enforcing the ban.

“The court essentially agreed that any statute containing the concept that ‘Women are prohibited from …’ is likely unconstitutional,” attorney David Lane said in a statement.

In his ruling, Jackson disagreed with the argument that topless females might distract drivers and cause traffic issues that disrupt public order.

“[I]t appears that underlying Fort Collins’ belief that topless females are uniquely disruptive of public order is [a] negative stereotype … that society considers female breasts primarily as objects of sexual desire whereas male breasts are not,” Jackson said.

The judge cited a researcher as stating that sexual objectification of the female breast leads to negative cognitive, behavioral, and emotional outcomes and contributes to higher rates of sexual assault and violence. More at 

18 Responses to “Federal Judge: ‘Fort Collins cannot order women not to go topless’”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

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  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  3. the unit Says:

    In 1967 J. Donald Adams wrote Naked we came: A more or less lighthearted look at the past, present, and future of clothes. I guess title should’ve been Naked we came and to Nakedness we shall return: A serious look at the future of no clothes. However, don’t think he envisioned that far ahead.

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  4. Mustang Says:

    Sure hope we’ll be spared from having to view M. Obama’s tatas.

    Liked by 1 person

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  6. mcnorman Says:

    I didn’t care back in the 60s if women burned their bras and ran around without bras. Personally, I don’t care if they get frostbite in Alaska freeing their nipples. (By definition of the law, the breast is a sexual organ. Apparently these females don’t understand this.) Hence, I don’t ever want to hear one of these dingalings cry because someone oogled or physically fondled their breasts. If you are going to put it all out there for the world to see, don’t cry abuse when someone defines you by your dumb actions. I venture to say that a trip to a no go space in Sweden would enlighten all of them.

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  7. petermc3 Says:

    Free the pee pee! All things being equal how far down the road will there be Tata fondling and blow job booths in the malls not unlike the Korean back massages…. Well at least for now men can’t expose themselves in the Ladies Room they will have to lure the girls into the Men’s Room that is until we FREE THE PEE PEE and men can legally expose themselves to all right on the pavement… and then there’s the exposed vagina. And if the rest of the country follows San Francisco where citizens, legal and illegal, are free to urinate and defecate on city streets unencumbered by the Po Po, how long before brick and mortar bathrooms become things of the past? Sound crazy, I don’t think so.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Then we have CNN’s Cuomo Suggests 12 Year Old Girls Are The Problem If They Don’t Want To See A Male’s Genitals In Locker Rooms. So you are probably on the right track on how this is going to end up.

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  8. thetinfoilhatsociety Says:

    Oh THAT’s going to go well….but I do agree, if women can’t bear their breasts then men shouldn’t be able to either. So maybe the answer is to demand that men have a minimum level of dress in public as well as women.

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