January 21, 2000 09:00am
PROPOSED LAW TO IMPRISON AROUSED MEN
Source: Free Speech X-press
by: Kat Sunlove
(JACKSON, MS) -- This state is considering a public-sex-and-nudity law with a provision that would make it illegal for sexually aroused men to appear in public.
The bill, introduced by a Republican senator at the request of a constituent concerned about the behavior of patrons at strip clubs, defines nudity to include ``the showing of covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.''
Men who run afoul of the law could face a year in prison and a $2,000 fine. ``It will set some boundaries on what they (strip club patrons) can or cannot do in a community,'' said Supervisor Johnny DuPree, who asked for a discussion of the question in the legislature.
DuPree, who has opposed the opening of a strip club at a nearby National Guard base, said the law also would help local governments combat indecent acts.