Women to march topless through Maine town

Posted April 30, 2010, at 6:37 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — The forecast calls for sunny skies, and some people are ready to put the top down. In Farmington, Maine, they’re not talking about a convertible. They’re talking about the dozens of women who’ll be marching topless downtown.

The women want to be able to go shirtless in the summer, just as men sometimes do.

It’s already perfectly legal under Maine law for both men and women to bare their chests. But the protesters want women to feel comfortable doing so.

Friday’s event is organized by Andrea Simoneau, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington. She participated in a similar event in Portland and decided to try it in Farmington.

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