Catharine Pierce's Nude Gardening Practices in Colorado are Legal
Catherine Pierce Likes Gardening in Her Front Yard Practically Naked and She Isn't Breaking Any Laws
Neighbours in Boulder Colorado are upset because Catherine Pierce who lives in their neighborhood is a nudist who likes gardening in her front yard semi-naked. She wears only a thong and some pasties (coverings for the nipples), and last year she was threatened with eviction according to The Huffington Post.
However, police have found that Pierce is not breaking any laws, as one is not allowed to expose their genitals in public, but with Pierce wearing a thong and gardening gloves, she is not exposing her genitals. (Abbey House in the UK allows for completely naked gardening)
On March 17th neighbors complained that Pierce was in her front yard topless, but police could do nothing legally because being topless is not exposing your genitals. When the police came to her house they advised her to maybe wear a shirt as young children were playing outside at the school across the street.
Pierce's husband then complained that his wife was being harassed unnecessarily as she was not breaking any laws. He says that he will fight any ruling that will force his wife to have to cover up.
Huntley said a police supervisor agreed with Pierce's husband that Pierce wasn't breaking any laws.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that the Boulder Housing Partners are now planning to amend their rules so that all residents have to cover up when they are outside.