Friday, April 23, 2004
State Rep. Derrick Shepherd said he filed the bill because he was tired of catching glimpses of boxer shorts and G-strings over the lowered belt lines of young adults.
With legislation, you always have to think about the unintended consequences.
The ACLU, however, undermines its argument against the bill by citing the historically lawful plumber's butt crack syndrome as if it were a good thing:
"What about a woman who is wearing a bathing suit under her garment or she has something like a sarong wrapped around her and it's below her waist," he said. "I can think of a lot of workers, plumbers, who are working and expose their buttocks ..."