NC bill would criminalize women who appear topless in public
By Geoff Pallay
The bill is in response to two topless rallies that occurred in Asheville, NC. According to the legislation, a woman could be charged with a felony, punishable by up to six months in prison for first-time offeners.
One of the sponsors is representative Rayne Brown (R).
The bill will next head to the House floor before going to the Senate.
North Carolina is one of 24 states with a Republican trifecta -- meaning the legislature and governorship are controlled by the GOP.