Maryland woman advocating right to go topless in public

OCEAN CITY, MD. (AP) - An Eastern Shore woman says women should have the right to go topless in public.

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Chelsea Covington, a national advocate for the "topfreedom" movement, earlier this year requested that the Worcester County State's Attorney look at laws surrounding toplessness at Ocean City's beach.

Since then, Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan says Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby determined the law was unclear, and so he has asked for an opinion from the Maryland Attorney General's Office.

The attorney general has not yet issued an opinion on the case.

Covington says she was told the opinion is three to nine months away. She says she isn't calling for women to be bare-chested in public — she just wants women to have the freedom to do so.

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