Thursday, September 4, 2008

Nude Sunbathers Fight for Rights at State Beach

The right to bare it all at one Southern California beach continues to be a hot topic.

On Wednesday, state parks officials filed a notice of appeal seeking to overturn a judge's ruling from last week that nude sunbathers on San Onofre State Beach can only be cited if a private citizen complains.

The ruling from Orange County Superior Court Judge Sheila Fell backs the same policy that has been on the books dating back to 1979. However, complaints of lewd behavior had brought a crackdown by state parks officials earlier this year. Parks officials said they would ban nudity as of Sept. 2.

According to a parks spokesperson, they respectfully disagree with Fell's ruling.

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