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    Rep. Rayne Brown, North Carolina State Republican, Introduces Bill Criminalizing Nipple Exposure

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    default Rep. Rayne Brown, North Carolina State Republican, Introduces Bill Criminalizing Nipple Exposure

    Post by Alan Smithee on Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:56 pm

    North Carolina state representatives have introduced a bill that would "clarify" state law to specifically prohibit the baring of women's breasts. Women worried about showing too much of their "private area" should use pasties, or perhaps duct tape.

    The proposed legislation, House Bill 34, would make it a Class H felony to expose "external organs of sex and of excretion, including the nipple, or any portion of the areola, of the human female breast."

    Rep. Rayne Brown (R), who co-sponsored the bill, said that while it may seem frivolous and even funny, "there are communities across this state, there’s local governments across this state, and also local law enforcement for whom this issue is really not a laughing matter," according to WRAL in Raleigh, N.C.

    Brown said that she was prompted, in part, by Asheville's second annual topless protest and women's rally this past August. Asheville is around 130 miles from Brown's district, the Associated Press writes.

    According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the event last year drew around a dozen women, who took off their shirts to "promote women's equality."

    The AP reports that, depending on the intent of the exposure, women could face up to six months in prison for an errant areola, with "more mundane" exposure resulting in a 30-day sentence. There is an exemption for breastfeeding.

    The AP goes on to write that HB 34 would give law enforcement authority to make arrests and would clear up confusion stemming from a 1970 state Court of Appeals ruling, which said the term "private parts," as then specified in state law, did not include breasts.

    WRAL writes that Rep. Sarah Stevens (R), who chairs the North Carolina House Judiciary Subcommittee C, downplayed the impact the bill might have, but that committee member Rep. Annie Mobley (D) worried it might penalize women for wearing “questionable fashions."

    Rep. Tim Moore, (R), on the other hand, said to WRAL, “You know what they say –- duct tape fixes everything."

    They should try some over his mouth.

    But only a woman could be charged? face palm






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    Post by Shale on Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:46 pm

    Three Words: Rochester New York!

    Yep, take this stupid legislation from a backwater ignoramous and put it into a court of law. (If the states can't see the discrimination take it to federal court)

    If a man can show his nipple or breast, it is unconstitutional for a woman not to be able to show hers. It is a matter of equal access and that is what the courts are ruling whenever these cases come before them.




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    Post by CeCe on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:02 pm

    It's NC. I wish it were shocking. Inbred backwoods Deliverance uneducated bible thumping hillbilly republican state.






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    Post by Nystyle709 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:03 pm



    I'm sure NC has bigger fish fry. Although it's slowly turning into a purple state....they still have a ways to go.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:04 am

    I see no reason for women to bare their breasts in public. And this protest must be filled with mostly flat chested women anyway.. cause going braless for too long puts too much stress on my back and breasts from the weight.





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