Three Women Arrested at New Hampshire Beach for being Topless take Case to Supreme Court

by Admin on January 17, 2018


In 2015, a New Hampshire court wanted to pass a bill that would penalize women for baring their nipples in public. The bill would prevent female topless nudity in public areas where children and families were present. However, the bill was blocked and opponents argued that the bill would have violated state constitution.

Last year, three women were arrested for refusing to cover up whilst topless on a New Hampshire beach. The women who are a part of the “Free the Nipple” movement wanted the court to dismiss the case on the grounds that the ordinance was discriminatory as males were allowed to walk around topless. The motion was denied and the case moved up to Supreme Court for a hearing on the 1st of February.

Where the women argue there has been a violation in their constitutional rights of freedom of expression, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office disagrees saying that the ordinance does not bar them from the beach just simply regulates attires to “prevent disturbances” in public areas and that of exposing their breasts was a disturbance. Women activists following this case point out that it is more than just what they can wear to the beach but gender inequality.

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Three Women Arrested at New Hampshire Beach for being Topless take Case to Supreme Court
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Three Women Arrested at New Hampshire Beach for being Topless take Case to Supreme Court
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Three women, who are a part of the Free the Nipple campaign, are taking their case to US High Court as they believe their constitutional rights are being violated.
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