NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: A woman uses a megaphone as she bares her breasts in the GoTopless pride parade in Manhattan August 23, 2015 in New York City. The GoTopless group fights for women to have the same constitutional right that men have and go topless in public. It is currently legal to go topless in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- The City of Fort Collins plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily halt enforcement of its ban on women going topless.
The Coloradoan reports city attorneys notified a Denver appeals court Tuesday of their intent to challenge a preliminary injunction blocking a section of the city's public nudity law.
In granting the injunction last month, Judge R. Brooke Jackson said he would likely find the city ordinance that makes it a crime for women but not men to show their nipples unconstitutional.
The Fort Collins City Council voted to keep the law in 2015, rejecting a growing movement to remove gender-specific indecency codes. Two women then sued to challenge the law.
The city has argued the ordinance is needed to maintain public order and protect children.
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