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Tinker345 
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Re: “Free to Be Furry? Group Fights to Wear Animal Costumes in Burlington

Why would it not be considered art? The show How its Made featured how costumes like theirs are made, you have to have some form of art to refer in order to create those things. Its an original idea put into a different medium. Art, under the first ammendement is a freedom of expression and is therefore protected. One could argue the mask law in simply in violation of that.

Performing or not, the article did specify they were wearing gold, purple and green - mardi gras colors and beads. Who is church st to say "thats not mardi gras enough for us?" thats totally an person interpretation which by singling out the group is discrimination. Go through Magic Hat's facebook Mardi Gras album. There are plenty of people with masks, even a Frankenstein, a frog, and peacock people. Seems to me they fit right in.

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Posted by Tinker345 on 04/03/2015 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Free to Be Furry? Group Fights to Wear Animal Costumes in Burlington

I think Mr. Lade forgets that the focus of the article is the fact the group was at a public event where masks and costumes were highly encouraged to be worn when that church st rep stopped the group. Burlington has a mask law so the group can not wear their costumes any where in Burlington. I'm sure if the law was adjusted we would see the group off of Church st and at events on the water front, and various parks.

I applaud the group for their artist expression. Burlingtons Church St has always to me resembeled a midevil market place with its eateries, shops, people watching and entertainers. Its what draws ppl there. The furries with their brand fits the bill because its different. They are not the commericalized characters of Time Square with their cheap knock off costumes. It is obvious that each character is a creation of the person wearing it and I'm wiling to bed those costumes their sporting are not cheap. It boils down to Vermont artists doing their art.

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Posted by Tinker345 on 04/03/2015 at 12:59 PM

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