Sunday, September 03, 2006

Vermont and Nudity: I never equated the two

From the "You learn something new every day" department:

Vermont is a clothing-optional state. It has no prohibitions against public nudity. The state leaves it up to communities to enact their own rules regulating nudity, and most communities have not enacted any laws, including Brattleboro, home of the latest "outrage."

Apparently, some teenagers have decided to get naked in public, in parking lots next to shops, at bus stations, and other places around town. This has some residents and shopowners up in arms. But most people don't see an issue. One of the best quotes I've heard in days came from Town Clerk, Annette Cappy:

"As soon as winter comes, there won't be a story anymore." It gets quite cold in Vermont in winter. People generally wear lots of clothing out of necessity.

I say, let them go naked. Free public entertainment is an endeavor worth supporting.

UPDATE: Brattleboro votes against permanent ban on nudity. Naked peopele rejoice as next month, they're legal again!