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Oklahoma AG warns topless bans still in effect after ruling

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is warning Oklahomans that a recent federal court ruling in Colorado doesn't mean women may start going topless in public.

Hunter released a statement Monday following a recent 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding public nudity. The federal court has jurisdiction over federal cases from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.

Hunter says the ruling was specific to a Colorado ordinance and doesn't immediately invalidate local and state laws in Oklahoma.

The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed by two women against the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, over a city ordinance that prohibited women from going topless in public. The case helped fuel a Free the Nipple movement that has included exhibitions of public nudity .

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