LOUDON, N.H. — So much for Live Free or Die.
A new bill, known as HB 1525, that was prefiled last month by seven fully-clothed GOP men would turn law-abiding nudists into criminal sex offenders should it become law.
In addition, HB 1525 significantly weakens at best, and strips at worst, the breastfeeding exemption that’s been in the laws for over two decades.
Here is the text of the bill:
1 Public Indecency; Indecent Exposure and Lewdness. Amend RSA 645:1, I to read as follows:
I. A person is guilty of a misdemeanor if:
(a) Such person fornicates, exposes his or her genitals, or performs any other act of gross lewdness under circumstances which he or she should know will likely cause affront or alarm; or
(b) Such person purposely exposes his or her anus or, if a woman, purposely exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts in a public place and in the presence of another person with reckless disregard for whether a reasonable person would be offended or alarmed by such act.
[2 New Paragraph; Public Indecency; Indecent Exposure and Lewdness; Breast-Feeding Excluded. Amend RSA 645:1 by inserting after paragraph III the following new paragraph:
IV. This section should not apply to the act of breast-feeding.]
3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 2017.
Reference in brackets originally included in prefiled bill, but was scratched in late December when a woman told the Raw Story she could be a sex offender simply for nursing in public.
When nudists and breastfeeding advocates slammed the bill, the GOP unsuccessfully tried to play coy about HB 1525.
“Who doesn’t support a mothers right to feed?” Moore responded. “Don’t give me the liberal talking points Amanda. If it’s a woman’s natural inclination to pull her nipple out in public and you support that, than you should have no problem with a mans [inclination] to stare at it and grab it. After all, it’s ALL relative and natural, right?”
Al Baldasaro, one of the co-sponsors of this unconstitutional bill, chimed in to harass Amanda Bouldin.
“Amanada, No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see,” Baldasaro said. “You want to turn our family beach’s into a pervert show. Liberterians want a nude beach, put your money together and buy one, if you want to expose you kids to nudity, go for it. Some of us liberty minded Reps do beleive in family values.”
Constituents and registered voters overwhelmingly slammed the proposed law, and also the responses of anti-freedom bigots Josh Moore and Baldasaro.
“I have no words,” one woman wrote. “Unbelievable and discriminatory to women and babies … I’d be proud to be on the sex offenders list for breastfeeding in public!”
Rep. Bouldin lashed the GOP for their anti-American stance and ripped apart the façade of “small government” in the process.
“This is bad governance, plain and simple,” she said. “The merits of the bill have nothing to do with the flesh between my thighs.”
We say it’s way past high time for constituents of New Hampshire to stage nude-ins at the state legislature in Concord.
If HB 1525 becomes law, I hope the law, courts and state government are raked through the mud in federal court by nudists and women for blatant violations of the First, Ninth, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution, as well as the state’s Equal Rights Amendment!
Family values is no excuse for bigotry and discrimination against nudists and naturists. Public nudity does not in any way infringe on family values whatsoever, so stick that shit where the sun doesn’t shine.