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Where Can You Go Topless in America

America is a land with many contradictory laws and many states and localities outlawing things that are otherwise legal in the country. One surprisingly complex area of law involves where a woman can or cannot go topless. Fusion took a look at each state's laws to suss out where you can or can't legally bear the breast and the answer is a lot more complex than you might imagine -and that's without adding in the complexities of county or city laws. The image above gives a basic understanding of their discovery, but you don't want to miss the accompanying article discussing how and why these laws get passed.


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Very legal in France, but you see them less and less. I guess it was a fad, and that women are more informed on skin cancer risks.
Or maybe they've just realized that "overweight" "aging" "sagging" "ridiculous" and "men's lubricious gaze" are words with a reality.
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Washington is wrong too. Toplessness is legal unless a prosecutor can prove to a unanimous jury beyond a reasonable doubt that it was done for the purpose of arousing purient interest or to offend. Have you heard of the Fremont Solstice Parade?
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Good point. I don't really think you should take legal advice from a map in the first place, I just think it's an interesting look at how confusing these laws are in the US.
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