Baggy Pants Target of Ban in Louisiana Parish

In Louisiana, the president of Lafourche Parish has signed an ordinance banning saggy pants. The author of the ban, a local council member, said the intent is to keep people from wearing pants that show their underwear.

The ordinance also bans revealing bra straps, partial nudity and clothing that is "not becoming" to one's sex.

The parish president, Charlotte Randolph, acknowledged that the ordinance might be unconstitutional.

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