updated 4/15/2010 6:42:43 PM ET 2010-04-15T22:42:43

A Colorado woman who likes to garden wearing only a yellow thong and pink gloves has won her fight with her landlords, who wanted her to cover up.

Boulder Housing Partners has decided not to outlaw tenants from going topless outside. That will allow 52-year-old Catharine Pierce to keep gardening the way she likes.

Betsey Martens with the city housing authority noted Wednesday that the Boulder City Council recently voted to continue to exempt female toplessness from a ban on public nudity. Martens said the council's action reflects the community's values.

The housing authority had threatened to evict Pierce and her husband, Robert, after getting complaints from neighbors and passers-by.

Robert Pierce said he's happy with the housing authority's decision.

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