Berkeley topless proposal tabled during city council meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 11:59PM
No shirt? No problem, under a new Berkeley proposal which would allow women to go topless.


BERKELEY, Calif. - No shirt? No problem, under a new Berkeley proposal which would allow women to go topless.

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The amendment to the city's indecent exposure law was introduced Tuesday by Berkeley Councilman Kriss Worthington.

"I've seen women go topless at fairs and protest rallies, I don't think Police are running around trying to arrest them," said Worthington.

Topless advocates say the law is antique and sexist.

"if a man is able to show his nipples on the street women should have the same right, " said Florence Laudoyer.

The Berkeley City Council is considering changing the law.

Currently, it's a misdemeanor infraction for women to expose her breasts in public.
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