Underwear Outlawed In Another US Town
Fashion criminals in Delcambre, Louisiana face up to six months in jail under new laws which outlaw public display of underwear, the BBC reported this week.
"This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants," Delcambre attorney Ted Ayo told Associated Press, "It's about showing off your underwear in public."
Mayor Carol Broussard warned miscreants they face further fines of $500 and suggested 'they're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress'.
The town's no knicker ban matched similar legislation drawn up in Virginia in 2005, when councillors introduced what became known as the "droopy drawers" bill though local politician Algie T Howell was more circumspect when introducing the law.
"It's not an attack on baggy pants," Mr Algie stressed when outlining the details of the 'below-waist undergarment' ban.
"To vote for this bill would be a vote for character, to uplift your community and to do something good not only for the state of Virginia, but for this entire country," he added.
In more cover up news, a new protest group in Spain launched a campaign to ban 'skimpy bikini bottoms and thongs' from beaches along the Costa Blanca this week, with topless bathing also something they hope to eradicate.
"As things stand at the moment, children are having to see things they are yet to be taught by their families," Maribel Martinez, president of the Family Beaches group told the Metro newspaper.
'We have already got nudist beaches and beaches where smoking is banned. Why can't we set aside beach areas for the enjoyment of families?" she proposed.
Article by Jonty Skrufff
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