Texas lawmaker wants strippers to wear licenses
A new bill would require dancers to get a license and 'conspicuously display' it while on the job.
Asking strippers to get licensed is nothing new. Several cities in America already have that requirement. But Zedler is getting attention for his suggestion that the dancers "conspicuously display" the license -- with their real names on it -- while working.
Zedler, a conservative Republican, thinks it might deter women from choosing the profession. "They won't want to get a license as a stripper from the state of Texas," he said, according to the Star-Telegram. "I think it would keep a lot of girls from getting involved in that lifestyle and basically wrecking their lives."
In order to get the license, strippers would need to be at least 18 years old and take a class about human trafficking awareness and reporting. The license will not be given to anyone previously convicted for human trafficking, prostitution, public lewdness or possession of child pornography.
The bill raises some questions. Is it safe for a dancer to display her real name on the license? Zedler admitted that this could be an issue, and said he would be in favor of a "magnetic cover" on the license that would hide the name, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Riiiight. So where exactly would a dancer display a license and magnetic cover? Zedler has an answer for that one as well, saying that the dancer could wear a license around the neck, or on shoes, or attached to a head band.
"This will force everyone to clean up their act," he told the Star-Telegram. "Overall, it will be a benefit to everyone concerned."
It doesn't sound like Zedler's bill will get very far. State lawmakers have some bigger issues to tackle, like the economy, education and healthcare, one political science professor told the Star-Telegram.
"It may be overshadowed by other big conservative issues like school vouchers, education funding, Medicaid," Allan Saxe added. "However, it has been announced by some Republican leaders that this session will be very conservative, so this may be one 'side' issue that they may be willing to bring up and consider."
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Moron Republican lawmaker should be made to wear a tag with an " I think I know what is best for young women" written on it. They seem to think big government should decide what the people can and can not do for a living. Let the market decide, if the girls can not make a living stripping then they will stop.
Funny how these fascists love to regulate morality, which they know little about ( see Newt and drug addict Rush Limpballs) but hate to regulate banks and Corporations that want to destroy our country out of greed.
See this is the problem with our elected officals... they pick topics like this to cover up the real issues
AMERICA Stand up and vote these idiots outta office
It's idiots like this ******** from Texas that feel this is a more important issue than gun control ( I am a gun owner, and real believer in the "right to bear arms") or the economy, or boarder patrol, or the gettin the man in the moon to admit he is real.....
TEXAS should be ashamed that they voted a person like this into public office
What the hell is wrong with texas that they would give this bozo a position in any public office
Oh wait he's from texas that would explain everything..........
they voted Bush 1 and 2 into office and they are still looking for weapons of mass bul**** and a qb that can lead them into the playoffs
Get a owner first and we can work on the other problems later, because in the mean time you need to worry about strippers and some piece of paper..
only from DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS would A**Holes like this get a job
Way to go Texas you made a bigger A** out of youself than we had already come to expect
Sounds like he wants to do his damage in his home state, where he got caught by his wife, watching his cousin dance... LOL
The state rep would not be able to get a license as all politicians are prostitutes anyway.
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