chicago go topless participant sues to fight fine

Woman sues Chicago for indecent exposure fine on ‘Go Topless Day

Chicago police ticketed Tagami for indecent exposure in August 2014 during an event at Chicago’s lakefront to promote the right of women to bare their breasts in public. Though Tagami, then 41, had tried covering just enough of her breasts to comply with the city’s decency law, an administrative law judge found her liable and ordered her to pay a $100 fine plus $50 in administrative costs.

In January 2015, the city filed a motion to dismiss Tagami’s federal lawsuit over the right of women to go topless in Chicago, arguing that nudity is not protected expression under the Constitution and that “female breasts are considered erogenous in a way that male breasts are not.”

Source: Chicago Tribune

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