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Boerne’s laws against public nudity are among the strictest in the area. Here’s why.

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The rules in the city of Boerne are simple: Keep your clothes on. 

For about a decade, the city in fast-growing Kendall County has had some of the strictest laws around nudity in South Texas. 

It’s illegal to “intentionally or knowingly” appear in the nude within 50 feet — or about the distance of three parking spaces — of a business that serves or permits the consumption of alcohol. Same goes for being within 50 feet of a public place such as a sidewalk or a park. 

You also can’t “ask, direct or suggest” that a model “disrobe” to a state of nudity. Should a model find themselves naked, it’s illegal for anyone to touch them. It’s also illegal for a naked person to touch someone else or their clothing. 

Boerne City Hall
Josie Norris/San Antonio Express-News Outside Boerne City Hall in Boerne, Texas, as seen on Oct. 12, 2021. / Josie Norris/San Antonio Express-News

You are also not allowed to touch or tip a naked person, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000. 

In what was hailed as a proactive initiative, the Boerne City Council in 2010 passed a series of laws limiting sexually-oriented businesses there. 

These rules also govern what you can and cannot do while you’re naked outside of your home. The city defines semi-nude as the exposure of the “female nipple.” The city’s ordinance does not appear to make an exception for breast feeding. 

The city’s rules also mandate that adult video outlets, strip clubs — Boerne calls them “sexually oriented cabarets” — and similar businesses set up at least 1,500 feet from schools, churches and retirement homes. 

While no such business existed in Boerne at the time, it established licensing requirements, operating hours and employee licensing requirements. Escorts are allowed under the law, but are required to undergo regular training. 

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Source: San Antonio Express – News

Original publication 3 November, 2021

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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