- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Rock Springs officials are waiting to hear from an attorney before proceeding with a policy that would ban clothing with profane messages at a family recreation center.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1Nga2X6) the parks and recreation board voted Thursday to delay the decision after councilman Rob Zotti told the board that the policy’s language was too broad.

Rock Springs Parks and Recreation Center superintendent J.J. Syvrud says profanity is not appropriate for a family facility.

Workers at the family recreation center ask people wearing clothing with profanity to turn their garments inside out, and Board Chairman Ron Cheese says no one has refused yet.

Cheese said the goal is to create a policy that balances First Amendment rights with maintaining a family and community atmosphere at the recreation center.


Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

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