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Judge Allows Toplessness At ComFest

Jun 21, 2017

Women will be allowed go topless at ComFest

A federal judge has granted an injunction against the state liquor board. Organizers sought the injunction to block agents from using a regulation governing strip clubs to punish the festival and female attendees who chose to go topless in Goodale Park. The regulation forbids a liquor license holder from allowing employees or patrons to expose their breasts.  Organizers say the city's non-exclusive festival permit means the park is open to the public, and they cannot ban otherwise law-abiding citizens from the grounds.  Several years ago, city officials clarified public decency laws to say they do not prevent either gender from appearing in public topless.