A miniskirt ban has been planned to be put in place in an Italian seaside town near Naples.
According to the Globe and Mail, Luigi Bobbio, mayor of Castellammare di Stabia, put a proposal together that would ban miniskirts that were too short. The Guardian reported that the mayor has ordered police officers to find women who are wearing too short of skirts or that are showing too much cleavage in order to raise the public decorum.
The Globe and Mail said the proposal would also ban sunbathing, playing soccer in public places, and blasphemy in order to "restore urban decorum and facilitate better civil co-existence." The Guardian reported that the fines will be up to 500 Euros to offenders.
The Globe and Mail, from a source of BBC, reported that this wasn't the first Italian town to use their powers granted by the Prime Minister in order to cut down on anti social behavior. In some towns, sandcastles, kissing in cars, feeding stray cats, wooden clogs, and the use of lawnmowers on the weekends has been banned.
According to the Guardian, the mayor's proposal drew outrage from local politicans who protested with a sit-in outside the town hall.