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Fredericksburg looks to ban public nudity

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA (WWBT) -

Apparently, Fredericksburg is a pants-optional kind of city, but those days could soon be coming to an end.

The city became aware of a loophole in their laws against nudity when a man walking around downtown without pants or underwear was cited by police for indecent exposure. However, a judge threw out the charge because he didn't commit an obscene act, reports the Free Lance-Star.

City Council voted in favor of a change in the code Tuesday night to close the loophole and make nudity in public illegal. Two council members voted against the new law, saying it wasn't necessary, according to the newspaper's report.

The change requires a second vote, which could come at their next meeting on January 22.

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