After all, lifeguards should be looking at the ocean to keep swimmers safe. The issue of women going topless at Ocean City's beaches was prompted by Chelsea Covington, a female blogger who advocates topless equality, who reached out to the Worcester County state's attorney's office last August and requested an opinion on the issue. Can't find what you're looking for? Upon any complaints from more modest sunbathers, the patrol would approach the topless woman and "scold" her to cover up, saying, in effect, "hey, you can't do that. Meehan has been mayor for 10 years. Related stories by this author. The change in policy was quickly picked up by local media, and spread like wildfire over social media.
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Well that throws a wrench in our plans for a family beach trip. For all those people who are saying "If they allow topless sunbathing in Ocean City I'm never going there again! Why your love of Maryland crab will likely be tested this summer! I vacation with my husband, 4 children and grandparents twice every summer and we always go to OC. OC can't officially say men can go shirtless but women can't. Browse forums All Browse by destination.
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The change in policy was quickly picked up by local media, and spread like wildfire over social media. Play a quick game of solitaire or Sudoku. WJZ reached out to Ocean City leaders on Thursday for comment on the lawsuit, and have not heard back. It also seeks attorney fees and costs along with any discretionary damages and relief for the named plaintiffs. Parents of young kids going to OC MD as a family vacation We are already getting calls for We are comfortable with ourselves and just want to enjoy the beach, just like you.
Tony Rhodin may be reached at arhodin lehighvalleylive. Notify me of new comments via email. Butch Arbin, he said the exposure of genitals by either a male or female is considered indecent exposure and a violation of state law. Butch Arbin instructed beach patrol members to document complaints but not to approach topless women, even if other beach patrons ask them to, the TV station reported. The town said on its Facebook page Friday that police will deal with complaints about toplessness. Follow him on Twitter TonyRhodin. A motive has not been determined, according to police.