Ontario Woman Files Human Rights Complaint Over Topless Swimming

Men are allowed to go topless at the pool, so why are women (usually) not allowed to? 

That's the question leading one Ontario woman, whose name has not been released, to file a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The woman's lawyer tells the CBC her client called around to a few hotels when looking for somewhere to stay for her husband's birthday, asked if she could swim topless there, and was told she could not. 

She filed the complaint after that on the basis that Ontario's Human Rights Code says everyone has a right to be treated equally when it comes to services, goods, and facilities, regardless of their sex or gender. Women are allowed to go topless in public in Ontario ever since a 1996 court ruling.

- Evann Gastaldo, Newser



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