When Is Public Nudity Okay In Wyoming?
Can Wyoming women now go topless in public?
Can men walk around without any pants on?
What exactly are the laws regarding public nudity in Wyoming?
For the record, and I've been saying this since I was 15 years old, those people who like to get naked in public are never the people you want to see naked. Now that we have that out of the way, lets take a look at the problem./
We can thank Fort Collins Colorado, and the 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals for this story.
It began with the #FreeTheNipple movement that has challenged local laws regarding topless women in public. Brit Hoagland and Samantha Six of Fort Collins, CO sued the city of Fort Collins, demanding that women be allowed to take their tops off during hot days in the same way that men can.
The court battle became too expensive for the city. It was a federal court ruling and was held by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Eventually, the ban was lifted in six states: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
It seems that getting nude it public might be allowed in Wyoming, depending on what your intentions are.
Lets have a look at the law:
2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 6 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
CHAPTER 4 - OFFENSES AGAINST MORALS, DECENCY AND FAMILY
6-4-201. Public indecency; exception; penalties.
Universal Citation: WY Stat § 6-4-201 (1997 through Reg Sess)
(a) A person is guilty of public indecency if, while in a public place where he may reasonably be expected to be viewed by others, he:
(i) Performs an act of sexual intrusion, as defined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(vii); or
(ii) Exposes his intimate parts, as defined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(ii), with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of himself or another person; or
(iii) Engages in sexual contact, as defined by W.S. 6-2-301(a)(vi), with or without consent, with the intent of arousing the sexual desire of himself or another person.
(b) The act of breastfeeding an infant child, including breastfeeding in any place where the woman may legally be, does not constitute public indecency.
(c) Public indecency is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both.