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Town in South Carolina Passes Ordinance To Ban Sagging Pants


On Tuesday, the South Carolina town of Timmonsville passed a law banning sagging pants. Mayor William James said this law is about promoting self respect and integrity.

The exact language of the ordinance reads:

It shall be unlawful for any person driving or walking in the streets and roads of the Town of Timmonsville to:

(a) Engage in public nudity;

(b) display pornographic material such that others are unwantingly exposed to the same or that minors are able to view the same;

(c) display the flesh of one’s rear-end, behind, or backside during stationary or movement within the city limits;

(d) wear pants, trousers, or shorts such that the known undergarments are intentional [sic] displayed/exposed to the public.

Anyone found in violation of the ordinance will be given a verbal warning by law enforcement, with a written warning on the second violation and the possibility of a fine of between $100 and $600.

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