The WashPost has an interesting story on a brewing battle between the commonwealth of Virginia and a nudist camp. The legal, er, flap concerns the rights of members of the White Tail Park resort to let their underage kids attend without the presence of a parent or guardian.
When the Virginia General Assembly joined in on it this year and passed a law requiring that children who attend youth nudist camps be accompanied by their parents, grandparents or legal guardians, the naturists' good nature soured.
That law, they say, implies that they do not know what is best for their children. So in June, the resort and three families filed a suit challenging the law, which they argue violates parents' constitutional rights to bring up their children as they deem appropriate—even if it includes shipping them off to a camp where naked talent shows and water polo are on the agenda.
The lawsuit is pending, although last month a federal judge in Richmond denied the nudists' request to suspend the law until a final ruling is made. That meant two-thirds of 35 campers who had signed up for White Tail's weeklong youth camp in July could not go, so the American Association of Nude Recreation, the camp's sponsor, moved it to an undisclosed location in a nearby state.
Whole thing here.
While that suit is being aired, it's worth considering whether being anti-nudist is–finally!–the last acceptable prejudice in this sweet land of liberty.