AC-T: Chamber eyes end to topless women in city

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers this year to take on the issue of topless women downtown in response to complaints from businesses.

It is legal for women to bare their breasts in public in North Carolina, though other cities prohibit women from going topless.

Asheville City Council has said it can do nothing to stop the practice, and the annual topless rallies held at Pack Square, because of state law.

Chamber President Kit Cramer said Wednesday she doesn’t care who fixes the problem, as long as it gets done.

She has asked Republican Sen. Tom Apodaca, the chair of the powerful Rules Committee, to handle the matter. He represents part of Buncombe County.


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  1. bsummers

    Two different stories here. From the AC-T article:

    “Moffitt pulled the legislation before a vote in the House but he said Wednesday it could be revived.”

    From the AP story, which is drawn from the AC-T article, it somehow got converted to this:

    “Last February, the bill was sent back to a committee. At the time, Moffitt said he was confident the measure would come up for a vote, but it never did.”

    The AP version of the story is running all over the state, even all the way out to San Fransisco & Seattle. It appears that only in Asheville do we see that Moffitt pulled the bill himself.

    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Asheville-Chamber-wants-topless-protests-ban-5125096.php

  2. Tedious

    From the Citizen-Times article:
    “Cramer said trash, graffiti, dog feces on the sidewalks, cigarette butts and topless women are among the most common complaints from downtown businesses.

    She mentioned the chamber

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