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if you are unfamiliar with the case.
Kia Sinclair’s comments (via ‘e-mail’) on January 13, 2020.
“I am disappointed as well. The good news is this is only the court declining to review our case, it isn’t a ruling on its merits. It sets no precedent. It’s rare for SCOTUS to grant cert. We have other legal avenues we can down. Currently there are several cases around the issue of female toplessness around the country, so the fight is far from over.”
Kia Sinclair’s original explanation of her
goals for this movement
from July 2015.
There are quite a few posts on this blog about
Kia Sinclair and her
“Free the Female Nipple” N.H. movement.
Use this blog’s search function to locate them.
I got to know Kia Sinclair, a dynamic, eloquent, cerebral & committed, young lady in 2015 when she courageously started this movement. We collaborated quite a bit that Summer. That is how I got to know Kia. She is an impressive lady and I know she will prevail. Of that there can be no doubt or debate.
Check her out. She is a BIG name for the future.
U.S. Supreme Court, Unfairly, SNUBS The New Hampshire ‘Free The Nipple’ (Kia Sinclair et. al.) Appeal.
The February 8, 2019,
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Opinion on Kia Sinclair et. al.
New Hampshire Supreme Court
ruling was gobbledygook.
This NH Supreme Court ruling upset me GREATLY.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s, extremely unfair & arbitrary snub, has me seeing red.
This is wrong very wrong.
We should not have this discrimination — especially not enforced, unilaterally, by a city.
Not sure what happens now. I guess the lower court, i.e., N.H. Supreme Court, ruling prevails. That is just NOT right.
I am sure Kia et. al. are looking at other legal options.
Maybe the new mayor, the Admirable Andrew Hosmer might look into this. He is a lawyer and has a calm, level head.
I was a big supporter of Kia Sinclair when she started ‘Free The Nipple‘. Then we found out that there were NO State Laws in NH that forbid the display of nipples. I thought, obviously incorrectly, ‘CASE CLOSED’. Kia Sinclair was right. I was wrong. Case was not closed. We have to continue to fight.
And I am back on the case. This has to end. As the photo below clearly shows I try to go topless most days during the NH Summer. I consider it a right. If I can go topless then Kia Sinclair should also be allowed to go topless.
This is so inane. So, New Hampshire.
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The much sought after post
with 22,888 hits (& counting) to-date.
11 hits on this post today, which means that quite a few folks were ‘Googling‘ (i.e., searching on) “Nude Beaches New Hampshire” (or similar) TODAY.
Look at the stats above. This post gets hits year around — albeit with more in the Summer months (when it makes sense).
I am NOT complaining. It just amuses I. Maybe folks are looking ahead to the Spring.
P.S., All beaches in New Hampshire are nude after dark. SMILE. I would know.
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Well, as someone who went topless — in every sense of the word — most days this Summer, I have the absolute right to arbitrate on this matter of toplessness — a subject near and dear to many in New Hampshire.
Rejoice, we had 112-days of toplessness.
How many days did YOU go topless. I know, for sure, that I went more than 60 days. Probably close to 70 or 75.
Well, the day has come.
The top has to go on and today, ALAS, I had to wear two T-shirts for my morning walk/run. First time since June. Not good. Winter is coming.
Well. I have spoken. Matter is now CLOSED — i.e., the 2019 New Hampshire topless season.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
September 30 and the 2019 registration came to an end — as did the registration on 4 other cars. The joys of owning 6 cars. I have never owned an unregistered/uninsured car! Asked my friend at the Town Hall who does the resignations as to what the deal is. The price remains the same, but you can register whenever — the only thing is that you have to get it inspected the same day you get it registered.
Though it 30-years old it is not cheap to register since it was $44,000+ car when new.
I typically don’t drive it after September. Why? Because I only enjoy driving it topless and I, in my old age, like to freeze my bones. So, didn’t see the point of paying to have it registered if I am not going to be driving it till April/May. So, that is what I did. IT IS INSURED. I am not stupid!
Took it for a good run. I keep the battery trickled charge non-stop. So, it started first time. It is a TRUE Jag. It likes to stretch it legs. That V12 is something else.
Well, it is now hibernating.
This, in reality, is NOT my car. It is Teischan’s. She just lets me use it, register it, insure it and pay for its upkeep. She will get it when she can drive!
Well, the Summer is over.
‘Fort Collins’ was trying to enforce the SAME local ordinance, when it came to female toplessness, as Weirs Beach, Laconia.
Fort Collins admitted defeat. Laconia should do the SAME.
A Circuit Court decision has sided with ‘Free the Nipple‘.
Kia Sinclair should rejoice. She was right all along.
This is GREAT. This is WONDERFUL.
The Laconia ordinance is wrong. It is now borderline invalid.
Kia Sinclair no longer needs to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Case has been decided, in Kia’s favor, in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
SIX (6) states.
Laconia has no leg to stand on.
Kia Sinclair prevails.
Free the Nipple stands firm.
Pretty trivial to find once you get to Great Cranberry.
Take the main (only) drag out of the Town Docks … towards the famed Library.
Probably 1/4 miles up.
Right before you get to the other famed landmark … ‘Cranberry House‘ with “Hitty’s Cafe” & Museum.
You will see the signs to ‘Preble Cove Trail‘ on your right.
You can also find a cut-over to the Trail from outside the Museum. Not hard to find.
You will NOT see the ‘Topless Sign’ until you are about 100-yards from the beach.
Easy trail. Walk in the park.
OK, when we visited, last Friday, June 28, 2019, it was empty despite being the most beautiful day of that week — sunny and warm.
But, this was BEFORE July 4th and I have been told that the Islands don’t start to rock till after that.
Yes, as this blog testifies (and you really should do a search on ‘topless‘) I, given that I grew up in Europe, have no aversion to toplessness — male or female. No, I don’t need to see female breasts. SMILE. As I have said, more than once, “after you seen your first 10,000 they all look the same“. SMILE. Yes, I have been to HUGE topless beaches in Europe.
Funny thing this … my posts on nude/topless beaches in New Hampshire and Maine are year round favorites — on a daily basis. Always puzzles me when I see 30 hits for ‘Nude New Hampshire Beaches’ in mid-February when the temperature is below 0F and there is a foot of snow.
There is a ‘bed & breakfast’ in Acadia that SELLS (for a $1) my Acadia Nude Beach map (yes, the one above). I hear that it is quite a hit.
Well, I just wanted to share.
Talking of topless — I have been topless in my 1+ hour hikes the last few days. Feels so good.