Maryland’s top lawyer says it’s ok to make bare breasted women cover up in public

Maryland’s top lawyer on Thursday waded into the controversy over topless sunbathing at the beach, telling state and local officials that they probably are on solid legal ground if they want to ban women from baring their breasts in public. The office of Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) said that “prohibiting women from exposing their breast in public while allowing men to do so under the same circumstances does not violate the federal or state Constitution.” The brief opinion comes less than a week after the Ocean City Council held an emergency meeting to pass a public nudity ban. (Wash. Post)

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