Nantucket Approves Topless Beach Proposal

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NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you head to the beaches on Nantucket this summer, a top may be optional. During island's annual town meeting, residents voted to allow anyone to go topless on public and private beaches all over the island on Tuesday night.

The votes in favor of the article won by a sizable majority at the town meeting on island last night, 327-242.

The measure was filed by Nantucket resident Dorothy Stover, who says men and women essentially have the same body parts, but only women have been required to cover up.

"For something to be sexual, it's personal to themselves. The whole body can be a sex organ, it's personal," Stover said at the meeting.

Support was mixed — resident Lisa Williams was against the idea and that it further advances equality for women.

"I don't need to vote in favor of going topless at the Jetties to prove that we are equal," she said.

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The measure now needs to go to the Attorney General's office for approval.

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