Vermont Voters To Decide On Naked Sunbathers
Some Say Used Condoms Litter Beach
POSTED: 8:51 a.m. EST November 5, 2002
WILMINGTON, Vt. -- It's raw politics. Voters in one Vermont town will decide whether skinny-dipping should be banned. The selectboard of Wilmington voted to bar naked bathers, after some locals complained about lewd behavior at a popular skinny-dipping spot. Voters narrowly upheld the ordinance at a special town meeting in August.
But a petition drive put the issue
on Tuesday's ballot. The fans of the all-over tan say the nudists are
polite and bring needed tourists dollars to town. But opponents
contend the naked people do more than sunbathe. The opposition says
the nude beach is littered with used condoms.
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