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Man who wore loincloth at gay pride parade wins appeal

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit over a man's public nudity citation, ruling there was evidence that San Diego police may have discriminated against him at the annual gay pride event in Balboa Park.

The ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means the lawsuit is headed back to the lower district court in San Diego for a jury to decide.

Will X. Walters was wearing a skimpy gladiator costume, his buttocks partially covered by a loose loincloth flap, at the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival in 2011 when he was approached by police officers, who told him to cover up.

According to evidence, San Diego Police Lt. David Nieslet had told pride...