Thursday 17 August 2017

Life's a beach! Attorney general backs cover-up in topless bra-haha

Fun in the sun, but topless women are banned at Ocean City, Maryland
Fun in the sun, but topless women are banned at Ocean City, Maryland

A Maryland seaside resort can now legally ban topless women, the state's attorney general has ruled.

Brian Frosh stepped into a controversy that has rocked Ocean City for days, saying that requiring women to cover up on top while allowing men to expose their chests does not violate state or government constitutions, according to the Washington Post.

Last week, the head of the beach patrol said lifeguards would no longer approach and scold women baring all on top - and some on social media incorrectly assumed this meant toplessness would be allowed.

But Ocean City officials, fearing for their resort's family-friendly reputation, unanimously passed an ordinance in an emergency session on Saturday, barring topless women.

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