- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Montana lawmaker, Republican David Moore, says tight-fitting clothing like yoga pants and Speedos press right up against indecency laws and ought to be banned.

So he’s introduced a bill that would prohibit the public wearing of clothing items that “give the realistic appearance” of parts of a person’s anatomy that should be left completely to the imagination, the Billings Gazette reported.

That would include yoga pants, which “should be illegal in public anyway,” he said, Mediaite reported.

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Mr. Moore and Walt Hill, a retired professor, brought forth H.B. 365 after watching a naked bicycling event a year ago, called the Bare as you Dare affair, the Billings Gazette reported.

City officials, worried about lawsuits over free speech rights, actually allowed riders to go completely nude, the newspaper reported.

The pertinent part of his bill defines indecent exposure as “any device, costume, or covering that gives the appearance of or simulates the genitals, public hair, anus region or pubic hair region, or exposes any device worn as a cover over the nipple or areola of the female breast that simulates and gives the realistic appearance of a nipple or areola while in a public place or visible from a public place without taking reasonable precautions to prevent exposure, and disregards whether a reasonable person would be offended or alarmed by the act,” Mediaite reported.

Mr. Moore said even clothing that’s nude in color — like tight-fitting beige items — would be banned under his proposal, the local newspaper said.

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