Montana House Bill 365

A bill was introduced this past week in the Montana House that revises Montana’s nudity law making it more stringent. Simple nudity was not illegal in Montana, but this bill would make it illegal. It is in response to the “Bare as you Dare” bike ride in Missoula last August. House Bill 365 (https://legiscan.com/MT/text/HB365/id/1101945), if enacted, would be a disaster for almost any nude activity in Montana. Many bills affect nudism as an unintended consequence. However, this bill was proposed in response to a naked bike ride and was introduced to prevent mere nudity.

Luckily for nudists everywhere, the proposer of the bill went too far. He went on to suggest that even beige colored yoga pants should be banned because they are provocative. This has made the news world wide. The bill was tabled unanimously. So this is one fight that we don’t have to fight this time.