If Montana Republican state representative David Moore has his way, Montana will soon be a lot more conservative of a place. Moore is apparently upset that group of naked cyclists pedaled through Missoula last year, and decided that his state needs a lesson in modesty. Moore is proposing a new bill, HB 365, which would outlaw not just nudity, but also "any device, costume, or covering that gives the appearance of or simulates the genitals, pubic hair, anus region, or pubic hair region."
The polarizing pant style has had its fair share of controversy over the years. Schools have gone as far as to ban them because officials were worried about boys focusing on their female classmates' backsides instead of lessons, whereas some corporations actually prefer when employees wear the form-fitting bottoms to meetings with such clients as Lululemon, who make some of the most popular varieties of the style.
Don't worry Montanans, HB 365 won't ban all yoga pants, just the ones that are tan or nude colored and resemble flesh. However, it appears that if Moore had his way, the law would be more all-encompassing. "Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway," he reportedly said after an initial public hearing on the matter.
[via NY Mag]