《中英對照讀新聞》Florida city repeals 13-year ban on saggy pants 佛羅里達州的城市廢除13年垮褲禁令


2021/01/14 05:30

◎孫宇青

After 13 years, Opa-locka city in southern Florida has overturned a ban on "saggy pants" –bottoms that reveal the wearer’s underwear.

13年後,佛羅里達州南部的奧帕洛卡市廢除「垮褲」禁令,這是一種會讓穿者露出內褲的褲子。

The City Commission voted on a 4-1 vote to repeal both the legislation that said women, not just men, could receive civil citations for wearing pants that exposed their undergarments.

該市委員會以4比1票數通過廢除這項法令,該法聲稱不光是男性,連女性都可能因為穿暴露內褲的褲子,而收到民事傳票。

The vote was a first reading of the repeal, meaning it will need to be approved again at a subsequent commission meeting before its official. But the item was co-sponsored by four of the five commissioners.

此次投票僅是廢除程序的一讀作業,代表之後還須接受委員會會議同意才定案,但該倡議是由5名委員的其中4人共同提出的。

"I was never in support of it ,’’ Vice Mayor Chris Davis, who sponsored the repeal, said. "I felt it disproportionately affected a certain segment of our population, which is young, African-American men."(AP)

提議廢除的副市長克里斯.戴維斯說:「我從不支持該法,我覺得該法不合比例地影響了特定一個族群,就是年輕的非裔美籍男性。」(美聯社)

新聞辭典

repeal:動詞或名詞,廢除。例句:Several civil groups started campaigning for the repeal of death penalty.(眾多公民團體開始遊說廢除死刑。)

saggy:形容詞,下垂的。例句:She has saggy skin on her belly because she lost a lot of weight.(她瘦了很多,肚子的皮膚鬆垮垮的。)

sponsor:動詞,倡議。例句:A great number of senators sponsored the bill.(一大群參議員提出這項倡議。)

  • 美國佛州將廢除不可穿垮褲的法令。(美聯社檔案照)

    美國佛州將廢除不可穿垮褲的法令。(美聯社檔案照)