In one western state, one brave legislator has dared to bring up a pressing issue of interest to all Americans. Looking past some of the lesser issues of budgeting, health care, and education, Montana Rep. David Moore is seeking to address one of the MORE pressing issues of our time: Banning yoga pants. (No, that’s not a typo.)
As you may’ve noticed, it’s the legislative season. For many states that have part time legislatures the months of January, February, and March are often when state capitols are aflutter with the people doing the public’s work. Legislators are in full swing, doing the people’s business and taking on the important issues that demand action. Budgets are debated, bills are submitted, amended, and then passed along to the respective governors who will either kill them, or sign them into law.
Moore introduced House Bill 365 in the Montana House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, reports the Billings Gazette. The bill suggests to Moore’s colleagues in the Montana State Legislature that Montana should extend the current indecent exposure law to include clothes that “expose the nipples or give the appearance or simulate a person’s buttocks, genitals, pelvic area or female nipple.”
Moore reports that he was encouraged to change the existing indecency law after a group of naked cyclists biked (shout out to my peeps in PORTLAND) through the city of Missoula last Summer.
The state representative also said he would be okay with people getting arrested for wearing provocative clothes, but would leave those decisions to the discretion of law enforcement.
Under the current Montana indecent exposure law, a three-time violator of state public nudity laws could face a life sentence. Moore’s changes would extend what clothing is defined as indecent, but would lessen the punishment to a maximum of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Moore’s suggestion comes at a difficult moment in history for pants wearers. Compliance with local and state laws regulating pants wearers has never been a hotter topic. Recently, in metropolitan areas such as Terrebone Parish, Louisiana, and Wildwood, N.J., officials have gotten behind measures prohibiting the wearing of pants lower than three inches below the waist.
People, it’s time for us to pull our pants up and get behind this important issue.
Montana Politician Tries To Ban Yoga Pants
The right to wear tight-fitting clothing such as yoga pants and Speedos was briefly under attack in Montana this week after a state representative introduced a bill banning any clothing that accentuates the human body?s natural peaks and valleys.
Should this be illegal? Let us know: