AUSTIN, United States (AFP) - Legislators in Texas, famed for its Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, considered legislation to ban 'sexually suggestive' performances in schools.
The law would ban dance routines by school cheerleaders at sports events that one politician said was like something out of a strip club.
Exposed midriffs and ever shorter shorts and skirts have particularly outraged some legislators.
"Some of them are just downright vulgar, something you would see at an adult club or something," said Joe Deshotel, a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, which is considering the bill. "The problem is in the eye of the beholder, I guess."...
While I am all for modesty, I think this is a lawsuit just waiting to happen. The phrasing of the bill is so vague and ambiguous, practically any cheerleading move whatsoever could be penalized under this new bill. A much better solution to this problem would be for parents to get involved with their school boards, rather than the state trying to deal with it.