A case in Erie Pennsylvania concerning the exposure of breasts and nipple proceeded all the way to the Supreme Court in the US. The Erie ordinance was regulating the nipple in public as an act that is committed when a person “'. . knowingly or intentionally, . . appears in a state of nudity commits Public Indecency.'” Later in the statute, nudity is further described as an uncovered female nipple. But nipple exposure of a man was not commentator expressed this opinion on the statute by noting: "Ponder the significance of that. A man walks around bare-chested and the worst that happens is he won’t get served in restaurants. But a woman who goes topless is legally in the same boat as if she’d had sex in public. That may seem crazy, but in the . it’s a permissible law. — Cecil Adams"