Taking Topless to the Top: Supreme Court Hears 'Free the Nipple' Case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's highest court will begin hearing  the case of three women who are challenging a city ordinance that barred  them from going topless at a beach.Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and  Ginger Pierro are part of the Free the Nipple campaign. They were  arrested in 2016 after they took off their tops at a beach in Laconia  and refused to put them back on when beachgoers complained.The women  appealed to the state Supreme Court after a district court judge  rejected their request to dismiss the case. Oral arguments are scheduled  for Thursday.The women say there's no state law forbidding female  toplessness and call the case gender-based discrimination because men  don't have to cover their nipples. Town ordinance supporters say it's  for the protection of children and families.

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