Nipple equality up for discussion

Fort Collins lawmakers listen to nipple argument

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A three-judge panel had shown skepticism about the difference between male and female breasts while listening to an appeals court hearing about women's rights to go topless in Fort Collins. 

The city has a ban on women being topless in public. A group with the Free the Nipple movement has challenged the ban. A court of appeals listed to both sides of the debate Wednesday, with talk centering on whether allowing women to bare their breasts would result in societal turmoil. 

The judges also picked at whether the ban resulted in discrimination against women or simply erred toward societal norms and discrimination of a superficial variety.

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