- The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer is leading the charge to repeal an ordinance preventing women and transgender people from exposing their breasts inside Loring Park.

A local NBC affiliate reporting on the effort, which could change Minneapolis Park Board ordinance PB2-21 by August.

The board is required to obtain three successful votes before the policy can go into effect.

“As it stands currently, a Minneapolis Park Board ordinance PB2-21 states no one 10 years or older is allowed to expose their genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast below the top of the areola in a park or parkway,” the station reported Tuesday.

One resident, Barbara Donaghy, told the station that “it’s never bad to look at our laws that may be way outdated.”

Ms. Donaghy also referenced Minneapolis city ordinance 385.160, which allows women and transgender people to go topless on city streets.

“It doesn’t make any sense to me that they can be on the street but they can’t be in the park,” she added.

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