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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Topless beaches, not in Ocean City

The Ocean City Council passed an emergency ordinance Saturday that prohibits females from baring their breasts in public.

The public hearing on the ordinance took place at a hastily convened special meeting after regional and national media picked up a story about a Beach Patrol memo issued Tuesday saying lifeguards were not to take action against women sunbathing topless on the beach.

The essence of the memo was that since neither Maryland nor Ocean City appeared to have a law that addresses that particular aspect of undress, lifeguards were to focus on protecting lives while the division sought guidance from the Maryland Attorney General.

That memo, however, ignited a frenzy of phone calls from more than 80 news outlets from across the country asking city officials if some kind of major policy change was in the offing.

In response, the council announced a special session to clear up any legal confusion by passing a new ordinance.



Anonymous said...

Good. So sick of this nonsense. We are not Europe.

Anonymous said...

I'm so relieved that they did not discuss the drive-by shooting on 33rd St. or the stabbing on 9th St. They bravely stood up for us and protected us from topless women instead. We may get mugged, robbed, shot, stabbed, or endlessly harassed but the real threat has been eliminated. Obviously, public safety is their number one concern.

Anonymous said...

The ladies of this era , Clinton lost the election , wear your pussy hats buy keep your top on.