Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Georgia Public Indecency Ordinance Likely Unconstitutional

Council members in Vienna, Georgia, have unanimously approved a new public indecency ordinance.
Attire documented in the ordinance as indecent includes the “saggin pants” style that is popular among young men. Also included are some blouses/tops worn by females. Basically, the ordinance prohibits the wearing of any attire in public places that exposes “private areas” of the body including the buttocks and breasts and male or female genital areas.
I don't know if I've ever heard of a more restrictive public dress code. Such laws are almost always found to be unconstitutional as well as an abuse of power.

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