Federal judge to rule on topless beach ban
OCEAN CITY — A federal judge will decide whether to halt Ocean City’s prohibition of women going topless at the beach until a lawsuit is resolved over the ban. Five women sued the city in January after its leaders passed an emergency ordinance banning public nudity.
The women are asking a federal judge to stop the town from enforcing its ban until they can resolve their lawsuit. They argued over the injunction Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
“I’ve never heard of somebody being harmed at the beach by the female breast,” Devon Jacob, an attorney for the women, told the judge.