Montana Lawmaker Thinks ‘Yoga Pants Should Be Illegal In Public’

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A Republican Montana lawmaker looking to expand the state’s indecent exposure law thinks that yoga pants should be banned in public, but stopped short of proposing a ban.

State Rep. David Moore (R) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would ban any public nipple exposure (including men’s) and “any device, costume, or covering that gives the appearance of, or simulates, the genitals, pubic hair, anus region, or pubic hair region,” according to Mother Jones.

Moore introduced the bill in response to naked cyclists that rode through Missoula, Mont. last year. According to the Associated Press, tight, beige clothing may be illegal under the law.

“Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway,” he said after a hearing on the bill.

Though the bill does not specifically ban yoga pants and speedos, Moore thinks neither garment should be worn in public, according to the Great Falls Tribune.

UPDATE: After widespread derision after news of the bill went viral, Moore’s bill appears to have been tabled Wednesday by the state House Judiciary Committee, based on an update to the bill’s status on the Montana Legislature’s website.

The Judiciary Committee secretary was not immediately available to confirm the bill’s status.

The Montana legislature last year began enforcing a new dress code that asked women to be “sensitive to skirt lengths and necklines,” drawing criticism from female lawmakers.

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  1. Maybe we should all wear burkas?

    Idiot.

  2. Avatar for anniew anniew says:

    This guy obviously gets a little uncomfortable and focused when he can see outline of women parts… The women must stop enticing him against his will, he’s the real victim.

  3. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    …butt it’s OK for the fatassed to wear stretch pants in public??

  4. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Well said…

  5. Tell the truth now, Dave.

    You split the seat of your yoga pants when you bent over, didn’t you?

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