Republican Rep Wants Women Arrested and Jailed for Wearing Yoga Pants
A Montana lawmaker has introduced a bill that would expand the state’s “indecent exposure” laws to ban yoga pants and tight-fitting or revealing clothes.
On Tuesday, Republican State Representative David Moore of Missoula introduced the bill, which he says is intended to preserve the state’s reputation as a “decent state where people can live within the security of laws and protect their children and associates from degrading and indecent practices.”
The bill would ban any nipple exposure by both men and women, stemming from a recent Bare As You Dare nude bike ride that Moore fumed over after the city granted them a permit worrying that not doing so may infringe on their First Amendment Rights.
Aside from that, the bill also bans any clothing that “gives the appearance or stimulates” the buttocks, genitals, pelvic area, or female nipples.
Democratic State Rep. Virginia Court of Billings said the bill is “a little prejudiced against women.”
Moore explained that he also seeks to ban men from wearing Speedos in public.
“Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway,” Moore added.
Raw Story reports that a person convicted of indecent exposure three times could be sentenced to life in jail for violating the state’s three strike policy but Moore said his bill would limit that to five years in jail and a fine of $5,000… for wearing yoga pants.
The bill does not alter any of the existing indecent exposure penalties, which is a six-month prison term and $500 fine for first offenders and one year in jail and $1,000 fine for a second offense.