News Item: GoTopless in Austin, TX August, 26 2012
Posted by Ettore
Monday 16 August 2010 - 08:19:00
]The event will begin at noon at the corner of 6th Street and Congress Ave.. Austin is a top-free city as all TX city should be as per the law statute below. However, most cities in TX passed ordinances against this statute to prevent women from going topless. GoTopless women will be in Austin to encourage the women to exercise their topless rights and to denounce these unconstitutional ordinances discriminating against women everywhere else in TX. The only way these ordinances can remain constitutional is if every man in TX is forced to cover his chest in public. Topless rights for ALL or NONE
Texas Penal Code 21.08 INDECENT EXPOSURE.
(a) A person commits an offense if he exposes his anus or any part of his genitals with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, and he is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
In the words of an anonymous Austin resident: "Breasts are not genitalia and they are not your anus".
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