New Hamp­shire women lose state Supreme Court bat­tle to go top­less

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION & WORLD -

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.”

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