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    It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia



    RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Virginians who wear their pants so low their underwear shows may want to think about investing in a stronger belt.

    The state's House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a "lewd or indecent manner."

    Del. Lionell Spruill Sr., a Democrat who opposed the bill, had pleaded with his colleagues to remember their own youthful fashion follies.

    During an extended monologue Monday, he talked about how they dressed or wore their hair in their teens. On Tuesday, he said the measure was an unconstitutional attack on young blacks that would force parents to take off work to accompany their children to court just for making a fashion statement.

    "This is a foolish bill, Mr. Speaker, because it will hurt so many," Spruill said before the measure was approved 60-34. It now goes to the state Senate.

    The bill's sponsor, Del. Algie T. Howell, has said constituents were offended by the exposed underwear. He did not speak on the floor Tuesday.

    Spruill and Howell, also a Democrat, are both black.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    Lewd and/or indecent manner is highly objective. Wonder who makes the decision......
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    Nice idea, bad way of going about it
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    "I know lewd and indecent when I see it"


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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    "Nice idea?"

    You've got to be kidding me.

    I think it's lewd and indecent for the 'robust fellow' across the street to mow his lawn without a shirt on. Let's slap him with a fine too. And low-cut blouses. High-heels more than 2" tall - they're too "sexually suggestive."

    This is a load of crap, pure and simple.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    My nice idea was meant in jest of course...

    Running around in underwear to me is a little much, the other things they have in mind..are of course insanity
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    I've noticed that the older my son gets, the more his beltline is creeping back up to a normal level. He used to have half of his boxers hanging out (with subsequent derision from his dad). Now its just the waistband that peeks out.

    These things are self-correcting. No need to legislate. What about a slip showing or a plumbers butt crack?

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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    SNL

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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    oh the things lawmakers do when they're bored

    Further evidence that government is too big. I find it ironic that it's ok for us to see Vitoria secrets ads on TV (and guys in boxers on TV), but some dude showing his underwear can get a ticket.

    I can see this as a convienent excuse for policemen to harass people. No offense to the law enforcement people on this board, most are good people, but some cops are just out of control. In other words, I can see a traffic stop, and then the cop handing out an "underwear showing" ticket in addition, just out of spite.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    It's all subjective, true, but the line has to be drawn somewhere. I assume public nudity is illegal in Virginia, so there has to be a point where someone stops being "nude" and starts being "clothed."
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    Can't imagine this passing the commonwealth supreme court, much less the federal.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    It's hard to see how a fashion that moves pants a couple inches below the waist is any different from a fashion that moves hem lines a couple inches above the ankle. Both were decried as scandalous. Neither merited the outcry.

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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    I'd like to see some of the more larger legislature members get tickets if their shirts become untucked and you can see a little bit of their underwear.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I'd like to see some of the more larger legislature members get tickets if their shirts become untucked and you can see a little bit of their underwear.
    Or murdering their interns, assuming any of them have ever done such a thing.
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    Re: It's now illegal to dress the way you want in Virginia

    I think I'll tell my 13 year old son that this law applies in our state.
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