Makayla. Age: 27.
A battle over bare-breasted women at one of Maryland's most popular vacation spots is heating up as summer hits without a clear answer on whether women are free to be free at the beach. With the heat approaching, authorities in Ocean City issued a memo this week directing the beach patrol not to confront bare-chested women or ask them to cover up regardless of complaints. The policy is to stand until the Maryland Attorney General's Office opines on state indecent exposure laws after a local beachgoer declared that if men can go sans tops, then women can, too.
Rivka. Age: 29.
Ocean City, Md., could become bare-breasted battleground for topless rights
I was searching for beach resorts near Barcelona and came across a post that suggested that topless beaches are the norm in Spain. Did I misunderstand or not? Should we expect to see women with no tops on at the beach, or is this restricted to certain areas. If so, which ones?
Ariya. Age: 30.
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But by upping the ante in the so-called female 'top freedom' equal rights debate, did Ocean City just unwittingly thrust itself to the front lines of the battle among some women to bare their breasts on the beach? It seems only time - and keeping a close eye on female beach-goers here - will tell. In many ways, Ocean City would be an activist's perfect setting for a bare-all battle over topless sunbathing, and the town's mayor, Rick Meehan, knows this.