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Gay Pride arrest civil suit gets underway

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A federal trial is getting underway Tuesday in what could be a landmark civil suit against the city of San Diego.
     
Will Walters alleges police arrested him at a pride event in 2011, based on a gladiator-style loin cloth he was wearing.
  
Attorneys argue the arrest violated Walters' constitutional right to equal enforcement under the law because swimsuits often reveal far more skin than he was exposing.
   
Walters is seeking $1 million compensation for legal fees.

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