Nantucket

Topless Beach Proposal Divides Nantucket

A seventh-generation Nantucketer proposed the change in the name of equality

The Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket, Massachusetts
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The Island of Nantucket is deeply divided over whether to allow everyone — women as well as men — to go topless at its beaches.

TODAY visited the island to hear from the seventh-generation Nantucketer who proposed the change in the name of equality and to see how it's being received. Some are concerned that the proposal would impact the family-friendly environment and put young girls' safety at risk.

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