Topeka City Council to consider public nudity ban

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The City Council in Topeka, Kansas, will consider a ban on nudity in public places after a nude man strolled down city streets last week.

Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla has asked that the proposal be placed on the Sept. 9 agenda.

The Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department say being nude in public is legal in Kansas, and is only illegal “in the context of sexual arousal.”

De La Isla says she’s received calls from worried constituents. She says no one wants their kids “exposed to naked people.”

The council last considered a public nudity ban in 2005. That proposal wasn’t seconded and died without a vote.

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