A saggy pants law in Opa-Locka Florida called "constitutionally questionable" by the Miami Herald is finally being repealed.

The 2013 ordinance made it unlawful for individuals to wear baggy pants that exposed their underwear in public places including city buildings, parks, and businesses β€” classifying the fashion statement as indecent exposure, with violators subject to civil citations with a $500 fine or 25 hours of community service.

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I was never in support of it. [...] I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population.


Vice Mayor Chris Davis

Vice Mayor of the city Chris Davis sponsored the repeal that was also co-sponsored by four out of five commissioners, receiving a 4 to 1 vote in favor of revoking the law.

Though it will need to go through another round of commission meeting review before becoming official, the Vice Mayor isn't the only one in support of repeal; Mayor Matthew Pigatt has also called the "No Ifs, Ands or Butts" signs toting the law around the city an "eye-sore" that has been "long overdue" for removal.

Opa-Locka is not the only Florida city to have passed such a law either; central Florida city Ocala had a similar ordinance back in 2014, which was later repealed following a threat of legal action from the NAACP.

Via Miami Herald
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