CNN A family-friendly seaside Maryland town on Saturday ended any confusion about whether it is now welcoming topless female sunbathers. Ocean City, Maryland, officials say their town beach will remain family-friendly. Story highlights City Council passes emergency ordinance prohibiting public nudity A female blogger who advocates topless equality raised the issue, and confusion remains. The City Council of Ocean City unanimously passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting public nudity -- which states "there is no constitutional right for an individual to appear in public nude or in a state of nudity.
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A federal judge in Baltimore said that the city council is qualified and legally able to decide the public sensibilities of is residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore resort town. District Court Judge James K. Bredar ruled in favor of Ocean City leaders as being within their rights to ban topless women at the busy beach resort. Attorneys for a group of five women had sued to overturn the topless ban, which they called discriminatory. Court documents argue that the nudity statute "codifies longstanding discriminatory and sexist ideology in which women are viewed as inherently sexual objects.
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Cover up or let it all hang out: the choice is yours for now in Ocean City, Maryland. The popular vacation destination's beach patrol has been instructed not to bother women who choose to go topless this summer, CBS Baltimore reports. The policy has been in effect since May