New Hampshire Court Upholds Women’s Topless Conviction

In a dissenting opinion, two justices concluded the ordinance was unconstitutional because it treats men and women differently.

  • Published 8 February 2019

New Hampshire's highest court upheld Friday the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated. In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that Laconia's ordinance does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women's right to free speech. Citing rulings by several other courts, Associate Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi wrote that courts "generally upheld laws that prohibit women but… Read at AP News