Female beach-goers will soon be allowed to bathe topless on Venice boardwalk, the Californian bohemian mecca that draws visitors from around the world.
The city’s neighborhood council voted on Tuesday to let women sunbathe topless on the beach, saying it will consolidate the area’s progressive, European vibe.
“This is a serious equality issue,” Melissa Diner, the council community officer who sponsored the motion, said. “It is keeping Venice in tune with its liberal heritage.”
Diner said she was inspired by the #FreeTheNipple campaign, which protests censorship and double standards for male and female nudity.