New Hampshire women lose state Supreme Court battle to go topless
For years, women across the country have rebelled against indecent exposure laws by appearing topless in public. In a loss for the activists, the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions of three women arrested for going topless 2016.
In the 3-2 ruling, the court decided that a city ordinance in Laconia, N.H., did not discriminate based on gender. The court cited rulings in other states that said society’s conventions consider female breasts an “erogenous zone” and laws that ban both men and women from exposing body parts that are “intimately associated with the procreation function.”