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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ocean City’s Topless Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court

OCEAN CITY — The long-simmering issue of the legality of women going topless in the same areas where men are allowed bubbled to the surface this week with the filing of a federal suit challenging Ocean City’s ordinance prohibiting the practice last summer.

Last June, the Ocean City Mayor and Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting women from going topless in public areas like the beach and Boardwalk. The ordinance was passed in response to Chelsea Covington’s request from the town, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office for clarification of the existing state laws prohibiting female toplessness in public areas.

Covington, an advocate for female bare-chestedness in public through the Top Freedom initiative, often goes topless in public places in Maryland including Ocean City and Assateague, for example. In 2016, she sought an opinion from the Town of Ocean City and its police department on the legality of the practice. The issue was forwarded to the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office for guidance.



Anonymous said...

Why not allow it in say, February?

Anonymous said...

Don't like it, don't look.

I prefer freedom.

lmclain said...

The "don't like it, don't look" idea is pretty catchy and sounds really cool.

I'm going take a crap right next to the bench you're sitting on with your 7 year old daughter. And when I bend over to tie my shoes, I'm going to make sure my bare ace (well, a thong is there, anyway) is inches from her face.
Because I like the freedom of just doing what I like without regard to anyone else.
THIS is why Trump keeps kicking ace.
Strange, whack, weird, stupid, over-the-top idiocy DOESN'T have a right to be forced upon everyone else because of "freedom".
When a great majority of people say you are crossing the line and don't have the right to foist YOUR idea of "freedom" on them and their families (and you KNOW what you are doing is very controversial and insulting to many), you go ahead and do it anyway?
Selfish. Arrogant. Aggressive. LOOKING for a fight. Real cool.
And wrong.

Keep cheering these liberal antagonists.
Entropy continues.

Anonymous said...

This stuff again. Poor Ricky must be flipping his hat. Can't even catch an "offseason" breathe without another OC story hitting primetime!!!! Reap what you sow Ricky....keep weepin what you sow!!


Anonymous said...

This is not a fight about equal rights, or freedom. This is about exhibitionist looking for attention. The like the "shock" value of going topless. It has no moral or redeeming purpose. Spoiled diva's who want some more attention. I like to look at Boobs, but when and where it is appropriate.

Anonymous said...

The cruise ins are going to be replaced with breast feeding a thons on the beach and boardwalk.

Anonymous said...

10:05 Had got some anger issues and must not have been breast fed. So sad to go through life so miserable.

Anonymous said...

12:28 It's called being realistic.

Keep on keeping it real, Imclain.
Educate the blissfully ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Take your meds, Grandpa!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait I will be posting pictures and videos to the highest bidder.

Anonymous said...

If they keep it up, OC will have to have an ordinance that requires EVERYONE to wear a one piece top and bottom swimsuit. LOL, the beach will look like the one in the pictures of my grandparents back in the nineteen twenties.