Oregon is a nudist state where people can legally walk around in nothing but tennis shoes or even mow the lawn in the buff. Nudist now feel their right to naked recreation may be in danger and have come out in full force -fully clothed- to ask Oregon’s Legislature not to let their lifestyle get wrapped up in an effort to regulate strip clubs.
“We want to protect our rights,” said John Kinman, past president of the American Association for Nude Recreation, which has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the measure to regulate “the location at which a business or organization may offer live entertainment or other services performed by a person in a state of nudity.”
Oregon residents who love to have fun in the nude feel that language in the bill would allow cities to prohibit Nude Clubs from hosting Nude Karaoke which can be considered live entertainment in the nude or prevent a nude plumber from snaking pipes in the buff which can be considered a service.
Opponents of the bill were upset that no one representing the interest of strip clubs showed up to testify against the proposed law, leaving it up to the not so sexy grey haired people, who often take advantage of Oregon’s liberal nudity laws, to defend against the measure.
It is not clear when and if Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the bill.