LGBT Bill sets fine for low-riding pants

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  1. NOVAJock

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    http://us.cnn.com/2005/LAW/02/09/low.pants.ap/index.html

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    Bill sets fine for low-riding pants



    Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Posted: 10:04 AM EST (1504 GMT)




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    Showing undies could cost Virginians $50.​


    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt.

    The state's House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a "lewd or indecent manner."

    Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who opposed the bill, had pleaded with his colleagues to remember their own youthful fashion follies.

    During an extended monologue Monday, he talked about how they dressed or wore their hair in their teens. On Tuesday, he said the measure was an unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off work to accompany their children to court just for making a fashion statement.

    "This is a foolish bill, Mr. Speaker, because it will hurt so many," Spruill said before the measure was approved 60-34. It now goes to the state Senate.

    The bill's sponsor, Del. Algie T. Howell, has said constituents were offended by the exposed underwear. He did not speak on the floor Tuesday.

    Spruill and Howell, also a Democrat, are both black.
     
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    NOVAJock Modded & Underrated

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    I really miss living in VA, but I do not miss some of the *stuuuuuuuuuuuuupid* laws they have down there. :rolleyes:
     
  3. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    I :mamoru: when I first saw that on the news. A warning to twinks. :rofl:
     
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    Ferron So yes, I'll see you there.

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    Is this lewd? Maybe I am too liberal :mamoru:

    The real problem is with the ladies and their thongs. No more ass floss:eek4:
     
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    That is the stupidest thing I have heard today.
     
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    Damn...that law takes some eye candy off of the streets.:x:
     
  7. Ferron

    Ferron So yes, I'll see you there.

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    Ok, so is the next step going to be requiring full coverings at beaches? This bill gets more and more ridiculous the more I think about it.

    Arguably, fashion does shade the realm of decency sometimes, especially when children today are dressing like whores, but this just seems wrong and wasteful.
     
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    ...damn, so many outfits that I wont be able to wear in VA now....:wtc:
     

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