What is the council covering up now? After the jump, the details.
Here is the consent agenda item:
That's right. What the city council wants covered up, nay demands be covered-up, is the female form. Technically, for legal purposes, the male form, too, for the most part, but you know what they really mean. Breasts. Female breasts. Female nipples, technically. Male nipples are fine.ORDINANCE NO. 4027, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 12, LICENSES, TAXATION AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS, ARTICLE VI, SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES, BY AMENDING THE DEFINTION OF NUDITY OR A STATE OF NUDITY IN SECTION 12-161, DEFINITIONS.
Warning: what follows is NSFW. It's an excerpt from the City of Richardson's ordinances. Here's how Richardson currently defines nudity.
Where's the loophole, you wonder? Well, here's the extra sentence our city council members want to add to the ordinance.Nudity or a state of nudity means the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft or cleavage with less than a fully opaque, meaning nontranslucent, covering, the showing of the female breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple or areola, or the showing of the covered male genitals in a discernibly aroused state.
Now, I don't know what triggered this. Has Richardson had an outbreak of body painting recently? I don't know and without any council deliberation, the council record won't say. But, don't expect the city to be hosting any Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoots anytime. Because in Richardson, cover-up is now the law.For purposes of this definition, body paint, body dyes, tattoos, liquid latex, whether wet or dried, and other similar substances shall not be considered an opaque covering.