Comfest Gets to Serve Liquor, Settles Nudity Dispute

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Community Festival, or Comfest, will be able to serve alcohol this weekend, after settling a dispute with the state of Ohio.

Organizers for the festival say the state threatened to pull their liquor license over nudity in the park during the festival. Lawyers for the festival argue the state was trying to treat the festival like an adult establishment or a strip club, which restricts alcohol sales.

Nudity is allowed in public under the state's decency law. Monday, festival organizers filed for an injunction against the state. Tuesday, they were able to get a judge to issue an injunction in favor of the festival.

This year's festival begins Friday at Goodale Park.

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