New obscenity law in Jersey City gets final council OK

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The new law retains the city’s topless ban for women.

JERSEY CITY — The City Council on Wednesday approved a slew of changes to the city’s old obscenity law, changes supporters said will bring the law into the 21st Century and conform to modern community standards on what is obscene.

The most eye-catching provision of the new obscenity law — a plan to allow women to bare their breasts in public — was removed when it became clear that a majority of council members would not support it. The version adopted on Wednesday continues the topless ban for women.