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4th Circuit upholds Ocean City’s ban on women going topless (access required)

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless while permitting men to go bare-chested in the Eastern Shore beach town, saying the gender-based ban is substantially related to the important governmental interest ...

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Labor and housing shortages cast shadow over Ocean City’s season (access required)

It’s shaping up to be a record-setting year for Ocean City, Maryland, as many newly vaccinated beachgoers celebrate their first chance to travel since the start of the pandemic. “The phrase I’ve been quoted saying is, everybody’s got cabin fever on ...

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4th Circuit weighs constitutionality of Ocean City’s topless ban (access required)

A seemingly divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday considered whether Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go bare-chested in the Eastern ...

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