The internet exploded in ridicule (again) yesterday after a Montana lawmaker told the press that he believes it should be illegal to wear yoga pants, tight pants and speedos in public.
TEA Party Rep. David “Doc” Moore (R-Missoula), who is not a doctor, has introduced a bill that would make it illegal even to don a costume that would make it appear you might be naked. Moore is outraged it seems about a “naked bike ride” that occurred in the college town he lives in, Missoula. That event was organized to promote body acceptance for people of all shapes and sizes. (Also, Missoulians just really enjoy riding bikes.)
GOP lawmakers are so focused on dress codes and bans on certain clothing is not clear. or can anyone figure out what pressing problem in Montana “costumes that simulate genitals” is creating. The bill is House Bill 365. Meanwhile, apparently without awareness of any irony in the situation Moore’s fellow TEA Partier Sen. Janna Taylor (R-Dayton) is sponsor of a bill to ban the enforcement of Sharia law by Montana courts. That bill is SB 199.
If Rep. Moore had his way, I guess GOP PSC Commissioner Johnson would go to jail for life for these pants.
Back in the eighties, Rep. Richard Nelson (R-Kalispell), not a bad fellow, introduced a bill to ban swimming shorts for men that revealed a heightened state of affection. He was concerned that indecency of this nature was rampant at public beaches. The bill was nicknamed the “Boner Bill,” and died of ridicule.
This session who knows.