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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Woman Hires Civil Rights Firm To Challenge OC’s Topless Ban

OCEAN CITY — The other shoe dropped over the weekend when the Maryland woman who first challenged the legality of women going topless in the same areas where men are allowed to go shirtless retained a nationally known civil rights attorney to challenge Ocean City’s recently passed ordinance prohibiting the act.

On Thursday, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office issued a long-awaited opinion on the issue of females allowed to go topless in the same areas where men are allowed to go shirtless, essentially opining the emergency ordinance passed by the Mayor and Council on June 10 prohibiting women from going topless in public areas including the beach and Boardwalk, for example, was not unconstitutional. The Mayor and Council enacted the emergency ordinance while awaiting the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opinion with the start of the summer season arriving and at least a handful of women exercising their perceived rights to go topless on the beach.

Last August, at the request of Maryland resident Chelsea Covington, Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglesby reached out to the Maryland Attorney General’s Office seeking an opinion on the legality of women going topless in the same public areas where men are allowed to go shirtless. Covington, an advocate for female bare-chestedness in public through the TopFreedom initiative, often goes topless in public places in Maryland including Ocean City and Assateague, for example.

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34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never pass. How about hire a firm to help the homeless, OUR elderly that are starving, kids cancer, cancer, kid abuse and health insurance. This Women is ALL about her.

Anonymous said...

The Maryland AG did not issue an "opinion", just an "advice letter" and it's a joke.

Anonymous said...

Where's the ACLU?

Anonymous said...

More on her attorney here: http://www.jacoblitigation.com/devon-jacob/

Anonymous said...

Not sure he's the right lawyer. His website states:

Areas of Practice

Jacob Litigation is committed to vindicating the statutory and constitutional rights of all persons in the following areas of law:

Unlawful Arrests
Unlawful Searches
Unlawful Strip Searches
Unlawful Uses of Force Causing Serious Injury
Unlawful Uses of Deadly Force
Vehicle Pursuits Causing Serious Injury
Vehicle Pursuits Causing Death
Unlawful Incarceration
In-custody Assaults Causing Serious Injury
In-custody Homicides
In-custody Suicides
Malicious Prosecutions

Anonymous said...

Good God Lady, if you want people to see your boobs that bad put them on the internet, Leave the rest of us alone !

Anonymous said...

I hope she wins and sues the hell out of them. Free the puppies! Equal rights for all!

Anonymous said...

woman are allowed to go topless in NYC correct? good luck on a beach resort totally banning it.

Anonymous said...

great - so now I have to pay the lawyers for the Town of OC AND the lunatic MD States Attorney to fight the boobs!

USMCRetired said...

Law suites like this are all about publicity and ego and notoriety. This person wants their "15 minutes" of fame. No rational person would believe that a female going topless in public is a good thing. This is a ridiculous "cause" to fight for, and has no merit. This is about morals and decency. Which obviously does not matter to this person. This is a waste of time, money, and court proceedings. How low can people go!

Anonymous said...

I only see 2 issues and I don't have a problem with them

Anonymous said...

Ocean City will lose this case badly...

Anonymous said...

Pure selfishness

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:50 you cant unlawfully strip search someone roaming topless.

Anonymous said...

It is very simple to fix this. Men must wear shirt too. I'd rather not see fat hairy manboobs on the beach or boardwalk.

Anonymous said...

There are SO MANY more important feminist issue that this is being reduced to a bad joke. This is not a woman concerned about women's rights. In fact, she is doing more harm to women than good. SAD

Anonymous said...

How about just require" pasties"....
Big Mike

Anonymous said...

I know of local family business who are losing summer bookings from parents who don't want their children exposed to the sight of topless women on the beach. When does the insanity stop. Put your top on.

Anonymous said...

Whos's paying the cost of her legal challenge?

Anonymous said...

Looks like ocean city is about to get schooled and broke....

Anonymous said...

Told ya so.So more of your taxpayer dollars will fund the settlement that you wont get anything out of.

Anonymous said...

In today's crazy world of upside-down-ed-ness, why wouldn't she win?

I just don't understand the absolute LACK of logic in OC:

Women can be men
Men can have breasts
Women can have Adam's apples
A man just served 8 years as the First Lady of the U.S.
Two men have dominated the world of Women's Tennis for over a decade

How does OC think it can ban "women" from going topless?
I mean, what would be the definition of "women" in today's world?

I don't get it. It seems like anything goes now. So how can they ban them?

Anonymous said...


So, you're getting screwed by the powers that be in OC...

Who ya gonna call - Pete Winbrow!

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of BS.....nice try!

Anonymous said...

Ocean city will be paying her legal fees when they lose the case

Anonymous said...

Actually pay attention and do some research....last two cases lost by both towns...and OC will lose to.

Anonymous said...

Actually I'd be surprised if OC won...two other suits lost

Anonymous said...

457 pretty much nailed the logic of her victory in American Courts.
What a joke this country has become.

Anonymous said...

Guy Ayers - what say you big boy? Don't believe cha-ching is in the cards this time!

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is more than likely the ladies that have the "goods" worth seeing usually have a little more integrity to just display for all and all the deflated "airbags" will be on display. Good luck and enjoy, NOT

Anonymous said...

all you "conservative" snowflakes are afraid to see a little skin? You'll end up melting in hell for it?

Anonymous said...

2:55 Are you in 3rd grade or just afraid of the word breasts. Wow, can't even say it or type it so I bet seeing them would make your head explode.

Unknown said...

these same kids everyone is worried about probably nursed on breasts and see their mommas walking around the house naked. kids don't care, only the 'adults'.

Anonymous said...

If this happens i will NEVER bring my children to the Public Beach again how can 99% of the people be overridden by 1% of the AHOLES ? This has to END.