To combat discrimination between men and women, the latter will now be able to swim topless in Berlin’s swimming pools, the agency that manages the German capital’s swimming pools announced today.

A woman had appealed to Berlin’s anti-discrimination service because men were allowed to swim topless in the pools but women were not.

On the occasion of this appeal, the company Berliner Bäder-Betriebe will in the future implement its internal regulations and the regulation of the baths in such a way as to respect gender equality,” the service said.

Swimming bare-breasted will be allowed in the future for all women or persons with female breasts”he clarified.

Berlin’s anti-discrimination ombudsman welcomed the decision. “This rule should now be enforced and women should not be expelled or denied access,” said its director, Doris Lipscher.