Colorado council will not go to Supreme Court on topless ban
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city council will not seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of a ban on women going topless in public.
The Coloradoan reported Tuesday that the 4-3 vote by the Fort Collins City Council Tuesday leaves the city an option to seek a Supreme Court ruling if settlement agreements with advocacy group Free The Nipple-Fort Collins fail.
Activists sued the city in 2016 after the council updated its public indecency ordinance in 2015 but preserved a ban on topless women in public.
Activists say the ban treats women and men differently under law.
A federal district court ordered an injunction in 2017 prohibiting the city from enforcing the ban.
The federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the city in February, applying the decision to seven states.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com